WS 831 Indigo Shibori
Fee $ 115 Dyeing
Instructor: Linda Hartshorn
When: 9:30am-4:30 PM Saturday, September 22nd
Skill Level: All welcome
Create beautiful blue patterned fabrics with shibori and indigo! Shibori is the Japanese art of stitching, tying, and clamping cloth to create dyed patterns. Indigo, the natural blue dye, is wonderful for shibori dyeing. Prepare cotton and silk fabrics using the Japanese techniques of kumo, itajime, arashi, and more. Make an indigo vat and dye your shibori fabrics. Watch the cloth magically change from green to blue in your hands! Open your fabrics to reveal the dyed patterns.
Students should bring Old clothes and/or apron, gloves, scissors. Spool of heavy hand sewing thread in white or natural (suggested is Dual Duty Button and Carpet thread), hand sewing needles, number 2 pencil, seam ripper, a ball of size 10 crochet cotton or some 10/2 cotton in white or natural. If you can, please also bring a 3-4 ft. long piece of straight rigid white PVC or black ABS pipe (from a hardware store), 2” to 10” in diameter, wider is better.