Shibori Indigo Dyeing LIMITED IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
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About the Event
Join me to experience the magical process of Shibori Indigo Dyeing. Create your own unique set of 4 dinner napkins in the traditional Itajime Shibori method. We will learn the basics of the Japanese folk art of folding and binding fabric, mix a vat of indigo dye together, and experience the magic of this ancient dyeing technique! Light refreshments will be served, and each guest is welcome to bring additional material of their own to dye at the end, which must be 100% natural fiber such as cotton, linen, hemp, silk, and wool.
What is Shibori?
Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric and dyeing it in a vat of indigo to create traditional patterns ranging from geometric designs to storytelling motifs.
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 as textile dye, paint, even hair dye. Indigo dye is a naturally colorfast and long-lasting pigment that will hold up to machine washing and repeated use.
We will be limiting capacity to 8 participants for this workshop. The class will be held entirely outdoors, with plenty of space for each student to keep a healthy distance, and each student will have their own set of materials to work with. Masks are required for all participants. If you are feeling ill, please stay home!