Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori dyeing with indigo dye.
We start, learning how to start your own indigo vat and balance it, to keep it going. 5-6 folding techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Kanoko, Tegumo, Ne-Maki and Arashi. 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 3-5 pieces, space a time allowing. Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best. Leave with one-of-a-
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.
Karin Persan of Better Than Jam, store and textile/fashion line
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 Tatsumaki, Miura, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist.
Stitch Resists with Natural Indigo
Also an intermediate class, but we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown. 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 bandana size pieces for you to use, included in price.