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Experience the surface design technique of shibori, and create unique patterns on fabric using the natural dye indigo. Shibori, or “physical resist”, has been a traditional pattern-making technique throughout history–– from tie-dye of the 60’s through now with recent focus on pattern and dyeing techniques of Japan, India, Africa and the US.
This workshop will take participants through an introduction to resist dyeing and indigo, with experimentation and discovery of their personal ideas- to amazing final projects of their own.
This workshop will begin with a brief discussion of the history of Shibori and Indigo, with a wide array of examples and demonstrations. We will begin experimenting with various pattern techniques such as Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping). We will use these techniques to create our “bundles” and then dye the cloth bundle with magical natural dye indigo. The possibilities are endless!
After lunch, we will share our morning’s work and begin working more in-depth on our own projects, which could be further exploration of the morning’s work or a personal project. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for dyeing.
OPTIONAL (bring if you have these items):
Level: Suitable for all levels
Student Age Group: Teen through adult
Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 8
Instructor: Suzanne Watzman