Kathleen Goddu

After two trips to Japan where she was introduced to ancient Japanese textile art forms, Kathleen learned the authentic techniques of the gorgeous Japanese dye process called Shibori and the white on indigo quilt stitching called Sashiko. As she became proficient in these processes she began to further explore their boundaries of design. Kathleen was inspired by work of other well known Shibori artists and she has explored techniques that mimic texture in nature. Kathleen uses the magical powers of indigo dye to communicate the soft edges and breath-taking beauty of Shibori on fabric and often incorporates Sashiko stitching into her work. Her passion for these art forms comes through in her workshops.

To see more of her work visit her website, or stop by in person at her upcoming events:
Beyond the Blues an exhibition at the MerryMeeting Art Center
9 Main Street, Bowdoinham, ME
September 30th through October 29th, 2021
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am -2pm

Kathleen will be taking part in the Maine Craft Weekend: October 2nd-3rd from 10am-5pm at the MerryMeeting Art Center. She will demonstrate some Shibori techniques as well as some Shashiko stitching along with a brief talk between 11am and 3pm both days.