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Explore the Myriad Colors of Shibori with Amber Coppings

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Explore shibori - the traditional and contemporary Japanese techniques used in dyeing fabric.

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2-Day Workshop

Saturday, August 8 – 10am-5pm

Saturday, August 15 – 10am-5pm

Description: Shibori, the traditional and contemporary Japanese techniques used in dyeing fabric, are fabric preparation methods that create complex and colorful designs on textiles. Beginner and more advanced fabric dyeing students will learn many nui (sewn), kumo (bound), and itajime (folded and clamped) fabric preparation techniques.

Day 1 will include lessons on many shibori techbiques, dip dyeing, and procion MX and synthetic Indigo dyebath best practices. The week between classes will allow dyed fabrics to process and be washed.

Day 2 will introduce new techniques, yet allow plenty of time for individual projects that students contemplated between classes. More colorful layers will be added! Students will leave with several small and large fabric samples to be used in other projects, as well as at least 1 completed wearable piece.

Tuition: $165 + $20 materials fee

Materials for Students to Bring:

  • 2-4 yards 100% White Cotton, pre-washed without fabric softeners. Fabric softeners suppress the ability of dyes to work. We will cut 1.5 yards for trial smaples. The rest can be cut up for you individual projects, or used as large panels.
  • I recommend ready for dyeing fabrics such as: https://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/kona-cotton-pfd-45-inch.html?lnav=default.html
  • Or, old cotton sheets that very well washed to get rid of softners and other chemicals.
  • 2-3 clothing items, pre-washed without fabric softeners.
  • White, light color, or lightly patterned fabric is fine.
  • Fabric or other sharp scissors
  • Notebook and favorite pen for taking notes
  • Lots of plastic bags to bring home wet fabric for washing
  • Wear messy clothing!

Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card, or Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.

Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.

If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.

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