Shibori Dyeing with Allison Wilbur
Friday, March 15th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Shibori is the Japanese tradition of creating geometric patterns with indigo dye on white fabric. Indigo is a surface dye, and so shibori is a group of techniques designed to control the areas where the dye can reach the fabric. You will learn to mix a vat of prereduced indigo and learn the basic folding and clamping techniques, pole wrapping and stitching.
Skills Required: This is a dyeing class. Some hand stitching in large running stitches will be required. No knowledge of indigo dyeing is required.
Wear old clothes or an apron - be prepared to get messy!
3 yards of prepared for dyeing fabric (PFD)
Gloves for dyeing - the long yellow playtex gloves work great. Short gloves will not work!
1 package of dental floss
20 wood clothespins
Thread snips and fabric scissors
Large eye needle and one spool button or carpet thread
One foot ruler and pencil
1-2 dozen large safety pins
2 dozen rubber bands (small)