We're excited to introduce you to the beautiful art of Japanese shibori fabric dyeing!
“Shibori" is a technique in which dye is controlled by various methods of resist that create stunning designs. It's a little like tie dye in its more basic form, but is much more controlled and deliberate in terms of creating a desired repeating pattern or effect.
In this workshop, we'll demonstrate several folding, twisting, tying & clamping methods and discuss the general process of preparing the fabric to accept the dye, mixing and applying the dye, and the rinsing + washing process.
You can choose between a 28x31 cotton twill apron or two 100% pre-washed cotton 28x33 kitchen towels. We supply all the materials needed - gloves, twine, clamping/blocking materials (wooded squares, balls, dowels, etc.), + Indigo hued fabric dyes. You are welcome to bring additional natural fabric from home and repeat the process as time and supplies allow.
For pop-up workshops located around Charlotte, we will wrap up at the point where you take your dyed and secured fabric home to untie, rinse & unfurl your surprise! Don't worry, we'll pack it up for you for easy transport + send you home with rinsing and washing instructions to set the dye. We just beg of you to please share photos with us after they are dry so we can enjoy seeing everyone's finished creations!
Can you say "hashtag moderncraftcollective"?!
Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm. Central Coffee Co. SouthEnd,
1700 Camden Rd. #101, Charlotte, NC 28203 (community room)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1:30-3:00pm. Whole Foods @ Waverly,
7221 Waverly Walk Ave., Charlotte, NC 28277. (2nd floor community room)
COST: $65, 10% off when you join with a friend (includes all materials)