Itajime Shibori - Layered Patterns with Natural Dye

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Instructor Bronwyn Dexter

This one-day workshop utilizes natural dyes to introduce itajime shibori, a method of dyeing that relies on folding and clamping fabric to create areas of resist. Using silk fabric, students will learn how changing folds and shifting clamps can result in complex patterns with a variety of color and tonal ranges. Recipes will be discussed for achieving a variety of color results using natural dye processes. This workshop will provide a base of knowledge that will allow for further exploration of techniques at home. Students will be provided with three sample fabrics and one silk scarf. Additional scarves will be available for cash purchase.


$25.00* materials fee paid to the instructor
1 meetings
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Room 103

*Includes photocopies of dye recipes, three fabric samples and one silk scarf, dyes and mordants. Additional scarves will be available for cash purchase.

Materials List:

• A pair of dishwashing gloves 
• An apron, smock, or clothes that can get stained 
• Close toed shoes