Shibori is the Japanese art of binding and folding fabric in different patterns before dyeing. It is the perfect technique to use when naturally dyeing with indigo because all of the folded areas remain bright white.
In this class, we will dye with indigo while experimenting with different binding and resist patterns. Jennie Lennick of Jenny Lemons will share tips and tricks on how to create your own dye baths. We will go over what kinds of alums and mordants to add to your natural dye baths, and how to make sure your dye job lasts forever.
Everyone will learn several binding, folding, and resist techniques to create beautiful tie-dye designs.
We will learn 6 techniques including:
Choose from two booking options:
1. Supply your own materials! For this class, you will need your dye, soda ash, sodium hydro, gloves, materials to make different patterns (wood pieces, rubber bands, laundry pins, rope, etc) and fabric to dye. see below for additional items needed.
2. Purchase a shibori kit from us that includes:
You will also need:
About the instructor:
Rebecca Saylor of micro-brand Oodlebadoodle is on a mission to make the world more huggable and more colorful. After spending 15 years in the corporate world, her love of color and creating became a full-time adventure. After a season as the artist in residence at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Rebecca found joy in helping people create. Her work as a watercolor artist led to creating dye color kits for fabric and practicing the art of shibori folds to create unique textile designs. Let Oodlebadoodle help you make your world more colorful and more huggable!