Sat, Aug 15|
Shibori Indigo Dye Workshop
Join me in person at Needles Studio in Palo Alto to learn the ancient art of Shibori Dyeing with Indigo and create your own unique dinner napkin set to bring home!
Time & Location
Aug 15, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Needles Studio, 3666 El Camino Real suite a, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
About the event
Join us to learn the technique of Shibori Indigo Dyeing and create your own unique piece to bring home! We will learn the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Using these techniques, each student will design and create a set of 4 dinner napkins in the traditional Shibori style. Each guest is welcome to bring a small piece or two of their own to dye at the end, which must be 100% natural fiber such as cotton, linen, silk, wool, or bamboo.
Safety and COVID-19
This workshop is limited to 8 students, and each student will have a workspace outdoors allowing for social distancing. We will provide sanitizer and gloves and are following CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting tools between uses. Students are required to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop, and any student feeling ill is asked to stay home (a full refund will be given).
What is Shibori?
Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo.
What is Indigo?
Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!
Shibori Indigo Dyeing