Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique in which fabric is designed by folding, clamping, stitching, binding, scrunching, twisting, and compressing the fabric in any way to create a resist within the cloth.
After the resist is created, the fabric is then submerged in dye. The areas of the fabric that are exposed are dyed while the areas resisted, remain un-dyed, resulting in fascinating patterns .
This 2 hour workshop will include:
- Preparing and Indigo vat together
- Foliding, clamping, and binding techniques to achieve patterns onto fabric
- In depth, step by step demonstration of binding techniques for small projects as well as large scale panels.
Materials Needed: You will recieve an email copy of the materials listed below.
Indigo Kit - Ordering this as soon as you register is strongly advised so your Indigo comes in time for class, if you'd like to participate during the live session.
Each Kit Includes:
20 grams of Pre-Reduced Indigo
50 grams Reducing Agent
Gloves -1 pair.
2 wood blocks
Quick start instructions
Instruction booklet with dye patterns and historical and cultural overview of Indigo
You'll also need:
5 gallon bucket w/ lid OR Large Pot
Pole or stick for stirring
Natural fabrics, clothing, or yarn to dye
Fabrics of your choice:
Natural fibers are stronglty recommeneded such as cotton, linen, silk, or wool. This can include garments you already have at home or items such as curtains, bed sheets, pillow cases- as long as they are a natural fiber. Natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and silk will be most receptive to the Indigo.
You will need to work in an area that you prepare for dyeing, wearing clothing that you are okay with potentially getting dye on!
Consider drop cloths to set up in your dyeing area and an apron if you'd like!
You will be sent a Zoom link- invite via email after registration!