Itajime Shibori - Layered Patterns with Natural Dye

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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 course will provide a base of knowledge that will allow for further exploration of techniques at home. Students will be provided with two sample bandanas and one scarf. Additional scarves will be available for cash purchase.

Instructor: Bronwyn Dexter


Fee: $120
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (one hour for lunch)
Number of meetings: 1
Location: Fort Mason, Bldg B
Rm: 103
Materials fee to be paid to the instructor: $25, includes photocopies of dye recipes, two silk bandanas and one silk scarf, dyes and mordants. Additional scarves will be available for cash purchase.