Japanese tradition

Shibori dyeing

Duane Hicks

Lyla Moen carefully unwrapped her piece of dyed fabric yesterday afternoon at the Point Park during the weekly “Open Air Art Studio” organized by Community Living Fort Frances and District. The day’s activity was Japanese Shibori dyeing–a traditional method using indigo dye, and pleating and binding techniques. The activity was done in the spirit of the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi (beauty in imperfection). Next Thursday’s free activity is kite making from 3-7 p.m. at McIrvine Park.