Indigo Shibori - BYO Item!
Cost:$65.00 per person
About this experience
Want to make your own one-of-a-kind hand dyed pieces this summer? Join us to learn all about the Japanese art of manipulating cloth through tying and knotting. We’ll show you three classic patterns and you’ll get to use them (or anything your creative brain can dream up!) to dye a unique piece.
In this class, you will learn:
- What indigo is and where it comes from
- How to prepare your indigo dye bath
- How to create designs using resists including rubber bands, wood supports and twine
- The process of dying with indigo
The best part? You get to bring one item of your choosing to dye in class. Tee-shirts, hats, socks, and more are all welcome - the only limitation is one item per person and it needs to be any fabric that is plant or animal based: silk, hemp, or cotton, and white or light colors for the best results.
Note: When working with indigo, there is always a possibility your clothes could get stained. We will have aprons and gloves for your protection, but please come wearing something that is not precious, ideally that is short sleeved.
Robin is a staff teacher as well as artist and designer. Last year she initially became intrigued with natural dyes as she could make her own watercolors with them. She climbed deep into the rabbit hole and made over 80 dye pots in the year! The process of making botanical watercolors has many similar properties to naturally dyeing and she’s excited to share the magic with you.