18 and older
Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class.
We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the house! Each student will get to dye 3 pieces, either that they bring or we provide. Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share!
Intro class will focus of creating the indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo, while talking about all natural indigo and history of the process. 5-6 folding techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Tatsumaki, Ne-Maki and Arashi.
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In the next level of class, you will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and used.
More difficult techniques are shown like Advanced Tatsumaki, Miura, Kanoko, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist.
SITCH RESIST SHIBORI with Natural Indigo
This is an intermediate class, part 3 in our series, were we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown. Those who are familiar with hand stitching and are interested in all natural "Real" indigo are welcome to attend. An all natural batch of indigo will be used for this session, since the stitching will take some time and your pieces will be smaller. In this class you may only bring small pieces of fabric or we have banana size pieces for you to use, included in price.
6 students max
Most supplies provided.
Students are welcome to bring natural fabrics they want to dye. An email will be sent out with signup to explain all details.