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Natural Shibori Dyeing With Indigo

The magical blue color of this plant-derived dye has captivated humanity for millenia, and shibori dyeing, a resist technique, has been used for over 1,000 years in East Asia and beyond. In this class, students will learn how to properly mix and apply the dye to a natural fiber bandana as well as the history of this ancient process. We will also explore the chemistry behind the dye bath and learn about other styles of application.

Class 1 – Creation of mixture.  Review concepts and history of shibori dyeing. Learn different folding techniques and patterns, and prepare fabric for the bath and suspension of indigo in a jar.

Class 2 – Inspect and add suspension to a warm water bath. Discuss the chemistry of the bath, and test the acidity of bath with a pH stick. Submerge and massage the first sample to be revealed later. Dye bath will be stored overnight.

Class 3 – Review last session, and experiment with a different folding technique. Submerge second sample for a more intense/dark blue. Review, clean up, and finish final pieces.

Tuition includes art supplies.  Curbside pickup  of art kits at Kala or art kits shipped to you for an additional fee. Additional fees depend on location and the lead-time before the sessions begin. Please  visit  Kala’s Curbside Pickup and Shipping Info.

Schedule: Saturdays, 1-3pm
Session Dates: November 7, 14, 21

Teens &  Adults, ages 12+

Tuition $180  
Member Price $162

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  • Tuition: $180
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Juniper Yun
  • 3 Classes
  • Saturday, November 7, 2020 — November 21, 2020
  • 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM PDT
  • Materials fee included with tuition

About the Instructor:

Juniper Yun [she, her // they, them] is a South Korean born, Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and researcher. Her work explores themes of identity, desire, and transformation. Juniper received her BFA in Sculpture, with a minor in Art History, from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee. Juniper has since showcased her visual and spoken work in several exhibitions and galleries, while working as a freelance fabricator and artist in the Bay Area. In 2018, she finished her first poetry booklet, Conversations of Water, published through Papeachu Press in Seattle, as well as completed a writer’s residency through RADAR Productions in line with the San Francisco Public Library in 2019. She currently works as a freelance artist and writer, and as teaching faculty at The Crucible.