Natural dyes produce some of the most beautiful colors with the most simple of ingredients, one of the most fascinating being indigo! This little plant has a long
Natural dyes produce some of the most beautiful colors with the most simple of ingredients, one of the most fascinating being indigo! This little plant has a long history of being used in clothing and more recently is what made blue jeans, well, blue!
Join us for this Sunday afternoon workshop to learn the basics of Shibori dying with indigo. Shibori is the japanese term for a dying technique that requires manually manipulating fabric and using resist methods to create patterns on fabric. It’s the correct (and fancy) term for ‘tie dying’ with a deep history in Japan. We will explore 2-3 different techniques that you will be able to execute on provided fabric and dye the same day. Each participant will have their own small dye bucket of indigo they will prepare and will be able to take their fabric home with them that day, you will have to let it dry though!
This class is open to adults as well as parent/child duos. Please purchase a spot in class for each person making a project (i.e. mom & daughter are both dying fabric, please purchase 2 tickets. If mom will be helping her daughter on one project, you may purchase 1 ticket)
All materials will be provided for this class, including 2 pieces of organic cotton fabric squares to practice with shibori techniques on and dye. You are welcome to bring along any natural fiber t-shirts , blouses, bandanas etc to be dyed (if time permits) if you’d like!
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm