Indigo Shibori Dye Workshop
Learn basic Shibori techniques including a variety of folded, clamped, and tied resists to create your own unique dye patterns.
Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for coloring fabrics and is unique from other dyes available. Indigo dye is made from the leaves of the plant through fermentation. The dye itself is insoluble in water and must undergo a process where it is 'reduced' (put into a liquid state with the oxygen removed). The 'reduced' indigo creates a dye solution that is then able to penetrate natural fibers when oxidized.
When: Sunday June 27th from 1-4pm.
Skills Learned: Shibori folding techniques, working with indigo vat, fiber reactions
While there are many different indigo dye vat recipes, for this beginner level class, we will be using a synthetic pre-reduced indigo. Instructions on creating your own plant-based dye vat will be covered in future classes.
Skills Needed: None
All dyestuff provided
2 bandana/hankerchief sized pieces of fabric provided
Feel free to bring one additional *small* cloth item to experiment with, but please avoid large or bulky pieces, as vat space and time are limited.
Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, etc.) receive the dye best.
- Instruction will be given on a creating a variety of patterns
Please let us know if you have any questions!