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Shibori Indigo Dyeing Workshop
February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn the magical, centuries-old technique of shibori indigo dyeing with Santa Cruz maker Kaitlin Bonifacio.
Be guided through the fun and satisfying process of making your own shibori indigo patterned textiles.
Register: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/2/17/shibori-indigo-dyeing
In this workshop, we will:
– cover the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric
– mix a vat of indigo dye together
– dye your choice of either a full length scarf, a pair of throw pillows or a set of four dinner napkins
– dye a small piece of your own from home (Just be sure that is is 100% natural fiber, such as cotton or linen.)
– experience the delightful and surprising patterns that emerge!
The following supplies are included:
– natural fiber scarves, pillow covers and dinner napkins
– indigo dye to use in the workshop
-folding and binding supplies to use in the workshop
You can bring:
– a small textile of your own from home (Just be sure that is is 100% natural fiber, such as cotton or linen.)
What is Shibori?
Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo.
What is Indigo?
Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!