Shibori Dyeing

Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. In this begining level workshop, learn some basic traditional techniques using commonly available commercial dyes. Experiemnt on a series of silk and cotton scarves and go home with the skills to dye larger pieces at home. Limit 8 students.

Dress for class expecting to get messy and wet.

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Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

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All dyeing materials will be supplied in class, including two silk scarves per student. Additional scarves will be available for purchase in class.

Please bring to class:

  • Notebook and writing utensil
  • Vinyl or latex gloves if you want to keep your hands dry during dyeing
  • Additional fabric as desired, pre-washed* and dried

* We will pre-wash the silk scarves we make available in class. If you bring your own fabric, Dharma Trading recommends: "to pre-wash in hot water and Synthrapol or our Professional Textile Detergent, all silk before dyeing or painting to remove any leftover residue from the silk worms (Seracin) or fingerprints and other stuff that can cause the fabric to dye unevenly. Our product Milsoft is excellent for restoring the soft hand to silk after dyeing." Other fabrics including cotton must also be pre-washed in hot water and detergent before dyeing.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Instructor: Kristina Goransson

This class will be offered in our Spring/Summer 2015 catalog, due out in mid to late February 2015.

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