This hands-on indigo class explores a variety of methods making exciting blue designs on fabric. Using traditional Japanese shibori techniques and quick modern “cheats,” we will experiment with resist dye methods while learning the ancient process of working with natural indigo. Students will enjoy three hours of instruction and play time to dye four cotton napkins and a itajime shibori silk scarf. Come have fun playing with this magical process!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Russell-Delezene
Materials Fee: $60 (Included in class fee)
Materials Fee Includes: Four cotton napkins, a silk scarf, use of indigo vats, and a full-color handout and use of dye pots and equipment.
Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced
Students Will Learn: Basic shibori techniques and hor to work with an indigo vat.
Students Will Take Home: Dyed cotton napkins and a scarf and full-color handout.
Students Should Bring: An apron or clothes that can get dirty; dishwashing-type gloves (nitrile is okay, too), sun hat/sunscreen.