Stitch Resist Shibori with Indigo Dye (In-Person) July 8, 2023
Jul 08, 2023 10:00AM—2:00PM
Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
Categories Fiber Arts, July
Topics Cara Corey
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 folding techniques that utilize stitched thread as a resist. By stitching and folding fabric in certain ways, you will be able to create mesmerizing repeating patterns. 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
- Needle and thread
- Several pieces of cotton muslin fabric, which you can use to make napkins, pillowcases, journal covers, or other decorative items.
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.
- Bag lunch, as this class will go over the lunch hour.
No experience needed, although if you have taken Cara’s introduction to Shibori class, you can build on your skills in this class.
Students ages 16 and older are welcome to attend this class. 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: $15
Total cost: $75
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!