In this class, you will focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to create surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique using clamps and string. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands. Students are encouraged to bring 3-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, bamboo, and rayon/viscose/modal; to dye/upcycle. All Supplies Provided: Tools, indigo dye, and sample fabric will be provided for this class.
All Supplies Provided: Tools, indigo dye, and sample fabric will be provided for this class
I teach Textile Arts at Art Spaces across the East Coast, including museums, art centers, craft shops, and specialty schools. I have had a business for over 10 years, hand crafting unique items and selling them all over the world. I have studying Indigo Dye for over 12 years, originally learning in Nagano, Japan when I was a teenager. I have taught over 20 Indigo Workshops.
Relationships is a convivial showroom and store for art and design, with coffee bar. This concept-driven space celebrates appreciation, dialog, and the discovery of dynamic new talent. Situated in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, we encourage engagement with aesthetic objects that are both beautiful and functional, well-designed and approachable. Workshops held on back patio.
Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee