One of the earliest written descriptions of Shibori dates to 238 CE! Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique that involves folding, twisting, or bunching cloth and then binding it to create brilliant patterns.
In this class, you will learn a variety of these folding techniques. You will use wood boards, clips, rubber bands, and other items to fold fabric into different shapes and create resists. Then you will dip the fabric into indigo dye and watch the pattern develop as it hits the air. You will be amazed at all the incredible patterns you can create!
Your instructor will provide the following materials:
- Dye vat
- Items to create resists
- Each student will receive two cotton tea towels and a soft rayon scarf to dye.
Students are asked to bring:
- You can also bring additional white items to dye if you like. Small items like baby onesies and shirts work best.
- We will wear gloves, but be sure to dress in clothing that can get blue dye on it.
No experience needed
Students ages 12 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 12-15 must register with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission, which you can give with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
Materials fee: $20
Total cost: $70
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!