INTERMEDIATE SHIBORI WITH NATURAL DYES Two Day Natural Dye Workshop with Diane Kuehn
INTERMEDIATE SHIBORI WITH NATURAL DYES
DATE: SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2022
TIME: 10 - 4:00 each day
COST: $245 PLUS $65 SUPPLY FEE
LOCATION: Gallery - 51 West Main St., Brevard, NC
Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dying which goes back hundreds of years. In this hands-on workshop you will learn various Shibori folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric with natural dyes including indigo.
Some dying or Shibori experience is preferred. If you have taken my Introduction to Shibori and Indigo workshop, this will be a continuation of learning from that stopping point, after a short review of the basics. This two-day workshop will cover:
- Arashi (pole wrapping), Itajimi (shape clamp resist), Tesugi (rope wrapping) and Nui (stitch resist) patterns will be demonstrated.
- Use of various natural dyes and modifiers
- Two color techniques
- How to set the pigments and dyes
- How to prepare your cloth
- Use of mordants
We will begin by using a few sample size pieces to experiment and then move on to one or two larger pieces.
Supply fee includes all fabric and scarves needed, natural dyes, modifiers, mordants, and use of instructor’s tools for the day.
Participants should bring:
- a pair of new rubber gloves (long dishwashing gloves)
- a seam- picker or small pair of sharp scissors
- an iron and old towel to iron on
- an embroidery needle and nylon thread (I will bring some also)
- an old shirt or apron – please wear old clothes
- (1) item of clothing you wish to upcycle with your new skills (not too large as we will be sharing dye vats). This can be silk, rayon, cotton or linen. Indigo will be available for the rayon, cotton or linen. Natural dyes can be used on the silk.
- Your lunch or cash to order from a local restaurant