Cloque Workshop with Philomena Hali

CLOQUE (clo – kay)

LYESHRINK/CRIMP, PLISSE, BUCKLING, MERCERISATION

Cloque outline:
• In the process of cloque, cellulose fibre shrinks with exposure to alkali.
• The surface of lightweight, open weave cellulose fabric – resisted and exposed to lye will shrink and pucker, giving opaque and transparent areas producing the well known seer sucker effect.
• When cloth is dyed after this process the mercerised, or areas of cloque become darker and the original fabric remains sheer and lighter just from one dye colour.
• As the alkali solution is very strong, it is essential that all SAFETY aspects of this technique be adhered to throughout the entire process.

categories:
Philomena Hali
When:
Saturday 1 November 2014
Time:
9:30am – 3:30pm
Where:
Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0870
Cost:
$100.00 members, $120.00 non-members