Indigo + Shibori I: Bound Resist + Stitch Resist - Coming Soon!
Instructor: Kristine Vejar
Spend the afternoon indigo dyeing!
With a history spanning more than three-thousand years, indigo dyeing is one of the world's most revered dyeing traditions. To use indigo, there is a special process unlike other types of dyeing.
Using The Modern Natural Dyer, in this class, you will learn:
+ how to create an indigo vat
+ how to create patterns through binding and stitching the fabric before it goes into the indigo vat. This type of process is called bound resist and stitch resist.
You will receive a fabric bundle kit containing many different kinds of fabrics to work with including cotton and linen.
Each student will receive a material kit that includes:
+ Pre-scoured fabric bundle for stitching and dyeing
+ Hand sewing needles
+ 2 pieces of cotton or linen cloth (pre-scoured*) equaling 2 yards in length total, OR 2 pieces of clothing (pre-scoured*) approximately equaling 2 yards in total, such as 2 t-shirts, or 2 tanks, or 2 pillow cases, or 4 table linens, etc.
+ Rubber gloves
+ small needle nose pliers or tweezers
+ small scissors with a sharp point
*To pre-scour your fabric, wash regularly in machine, hot water preferred. Or scour according to cellulose directions in The Modern Natural Dyer by Kristine Vejar.
No experience required.
1 session / 5 hours with a 1/2 hour lunch break
Date: Coming Soon!
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $150 + $20 materials fee
Kristine Vejar is a natural dyer, teacher, and founder of A Verb for Keeping Warm. Her work is a culmination of knitting and sewing lessons learned from her Grandmother, her time spent with nomadic embroiderers in the Great Rann of Kutch, India, and her life natural dyeing in California. Her first book, The Modern Natural Dyer (Abrams 2015), was released in October 2015.