PD Packard

My mother tongue is color, expressed through prose, prints + watercolors.
+1 (718) 636-4756
1241 Carpenter Studios @HBHQ
1241 Carpenter Street @HBHQ
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South: South Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours | October 7, 2017 | Artist PD Packard

Open Workshop on Itajime Shibori: Japanese Decorative Papermaking and Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating


During the POST event, artist PD Packard will be demonstrating Itajime Shibori + the Ukrainian egg decorating method, Pysanky in the Heavy Bubble HQ at 1241 Carpenter Studios, located in South Philadelphia.

A 1000 years old method of decorative papermaking, Itajime Shibori is created by pleating, folding, clamping and then dying the paper or fabric, producing beautiful repeat patterns that are always a surprise.

Open to the public and free of charge, this event will be a hands-on experience of expression and creativity through unlimited pattern and color.

Since 2011, PD Packard has been creating cooperative learning experiences with elementary & middle school children by teaching workshops on Itajime Shibori, Chinese brush painting and bookbinding in the Boerum Hill and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY and at POST|East 2015.


Event Schedule: All day Saturday 12 – 6pm : free

For children 8 years - adult



1241 Carpenter Studios

1241 Carpenter Street

3rd Floor Bubble Head Quarters

Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Open Sunday Oct 14 noon – 6pm