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+
Member Price $162
- 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