Indigo + Shibori I: Bound Resist + Stitch Resist - Coming Soon!
Instructor: Kristine Vejar
With a history spanning more than three-thousand years, indigo dyeing, which requires a different process than all other natural dyes, is one of the world's most revered dyeing traditions. Kristine will set up indigo vats for the students and demo how to create different patterns through bound resist and stitch resist techniques. Students will then have the chance to experiment with different surface design effects on their fabrics and dye their pieces in the indigo vats. We will provide you will a fabric bundle kit containing many different kinds of fabrics to work with including cotton and linen.
+ 2 pieces of cotton or linen cloth (pre-scoured*) equalling 2 yards in length total, OR 2 pieces of clothing (pre-scoured*) approximately equalling 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 (recommended)
+ small scissors with a sharp point (recommended)
Each student will receive a material kit that includes:
*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.
NOTE: Class is held in our outside studio. Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions.
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.