Immerse yourself in the ancient Japanese dyeing process called SHIBORI. “Arashi Shibori”, which means, ”storm”, is the term used for patterns created by wrapping fabric around a pole. String is then wrapped around the fabric compressing it into pleats. The fabric is pushed to the end of the pole and dipped into a dye bath. In Japan large smooth wooden poles are used and it takes two big guys to push the pleated fabric to one end of the pole. The modern version uses PVC pipe instead, which is much lighter in weight.
You may also be interested in the other classes in our Shibori Dyeing Series
September 23rd, 6:30-9:30pm - Itajime Method
October 14th, 6:30 -9:30pm - Tsustsugaki Method
|Workshop Level:||All Levels|
|Age Requirement:||18 and older|
|Average Workshop Size:
|This class is taught by Christian Ortiz who has a BFA in fiber arts from Northern Illinois University, 2010 BSED in art education from Northern Illinois University, 2010 and is skilled in: shaped-resist dyeing (shibori), chemical/natural dye methods, papermaking, bookbinding, and other surface design processes.|
When & Where
Urban Threads Studio
Who we are!
The world around us is changing quickly but our need for communal gatherings in a nurturing and creative setting is not. Urban Threads Studio is a D-I-Y (do it yourself) collaborative studio that hopes to introduce you to the wonderful ancient craft of sewing and textile art with a 21st century twist. You may just want to rediscover a skill you learned as a child, experience the calm energy of a day of crafting or pick up an altogether new or more advanced skill like dyeing or felting. Our program hopes to accomplish all that and much more. Join us in the adventure and: register for a workshop, celebrate a next birthday with a textile art party, sign up the kids for summer camp, ask us about after school programs or enroll your youth organization in our 2013 community project.
If you need a personal consultation please call our Artistic Director, Michelle Santoro, at (708) 717-3740