Indigo + Shibori: Bound Resist + Stitch Resist

Instructor: Sarah Ollikkala Jones

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
+ Thread

Required Materials:
+ 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
+ Notebook
+ small needle nose pliers or tweezers
+ small scissors with a sharp point
+ The Modern Natural Dyer

*To pre-scour your fabric, wash regularly in machine in hot water. Or scour according to cellulose directions in The Modern Natural Dyer.

NOTE:  Class is held in our outside studio. Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions.

No experience required.
1 session / 5 hours with a 1/2 hour lunch break
Class Size: 12 students max.

Date: TBD
Time: 11 am - 4 pm (with 1/2 hour lunch break)
Cost: $150 + $20 materials fee

Sarah is the production dyer at Verb. She loves to experiment with different techniques and to create new colors. Sarah has a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and excels at the complex math necessary to achieve consistent colors and results. An avid knitter, sewist, and baker, Sarah also loves to hike, collect flowers, and try out new recipes and crafts. 

$170.00

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