Indigo + Shibori II: Clamp Resist + Pole Resist: Sunday, May 21
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.
In this class, you will learn how to create an indigo vat and how to create different patterns through clamp- and pole- resist techniques. You will spend the afternoon experimenting with different surface design effects and dyeing your pieces in the indigo vats. We will provide you with a fabric bundle kit containing many different kinds of fabrics to work with including cotton and linen.
+ 4 pieces of cotton or linen cloth (pre-scoured*) equaling 4 yards in length total, OR 4 pieces of clothing (pre-scoured*) approximately equaling 4 yards in total, such as 4 t-shirts, or 4 tanks, or 4 pillow cases, or 6 table linens, etc.
+ Rubber gloves
+ The Modern Natural Dyer (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
Class Size: 12 students max.
Date: Sunday, May 21
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.