One of the earliest written descriptions of shibori dates to 238 CE! Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and then binding it to create incredible patterns. The dyeing process is quite playful and the end result is undeniably stylish. We love how each dyed item is unique, making it clear that the item was hand dyed.
Learn a variety of Shibori folding techniques to create brilliant patterns with indigo-dyed textiles.
You will use wood boards, clips, rubber bands and other items to fold fabric into different shapes. Then you will dip the fabric into indigo dye and watch the pattern develop as it hits the air.
Everyone will receive a scarf and two tea towels to dye. You can also bring additional white items to dye if you like. Small items like baby onesies and socks work best. You will be amazed at all the incredible patterns you can create!
The registration fee includes $15 for materials, plus a class fee of $50, for a total fee of $65 per person.
*We will wear gloves, but be sure to dress in clothing that can get blue dye on it.
Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!