Wed, 06 Oct | Beaconsfield

Shibori - ancient Japanese tie-dyeing

Come and learn the great great grandparent of tie dyeing.
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Shibori - ancient Japanese tie-dyeing

Time & Location

06 Oct, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beaconsfield, 60A Weld St, Beaconsfield TAS 7270, Australia

About the event

Indigo dyeing is an ancient technique. There's evidence of it being practiced in Egypt over 5000 years ago and dyed items have been found in ruins and tombs from Peru, Guatemala, China, Japan, and Africa. The dye was originally extracted from the indigo plant although since blue denim jeans became fashionable, most indigo dye is synthetically produced to keep up with demand.

Shibori is a Japanese practice where the craftsperson would tie, stitch, and fold, using string and pieces of wood to create resists (areas of the fabric that they didn't want to be coloured). As much as I would love to dive right into stitched resists, we only have 2 hours so we'll use string and wood to create our beautiful designs.

As with our previous tie dye workshops, I'll provide a couple of things for you to play with but it's a big dye vat so please feel free to bring along any other textiles you want to dye. For indigo dye however they MUST be a natural material so cotton, silk, wool, etc. No polyester, nylon, acrylic garment as they won't hold the dye.

This class is with Sara.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Note: please don't wear anything special as indigo dye can and will stain your clothes and skin. It will (eventually) wash off your skin, but it'll be on your clothes forever!

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