Shibori is a japanese tie-dyeing technique. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a Shibori technique dates from the 8th century. Silk and hemp (and later cotton) were dyed with indigo and, to a lesser extent, madder and purple root.
This workshop is for those who love working on fabric, hand crafting, and want to learn how to make their own unique fabric.
In the class, you will learn the basics of Shibori techniques. There is an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for Shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to not only achieve a certain result, but also to work in harmony with different types of cloth. Therefore, the technique used in Shibori depends not only on the desired pattern, but the characteristics of the cloth being dyed. Also, different techniques can be used simultaneously to achieve more elaborate results.
All materials are provided during the class, so you don’t need to bring anything — just you!