2 Day Workshop! Into the Blue--Indigo Dyeing Then and Now with Shibori Girl

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Jan 201221 Jan 201222
11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

The color of sky and sea, indigo is a gift of nature nourished by earth and sun and rain. Indigo is among the oldest of textile dyes and has been used throughout the world. Today, most indigo dye is synthetic. Shibori Girl has worked with both natural and synthetic indigo. She has visited and worked with one of the few remaining ai-shi (indigo dyers) in Japan who uses traditional dye methods to produce contemporary works. 

DAY ONE will focus on vat preparation, general information and study of indigo shibori fabrics for design purposes. Afternoon will find us at the vats test dyeing various fabrics and preparing fabrics for the following day. There will be some homework- mainly stitching as you ready some fabrics for day 2. 

DAY TWO will be a full day of dyeing, wondering and learning at the edge of the vats. 

Aside from the experience, understanding and a bit of indigo practice, you will come away with a collection of indigo dyed fabrics in various solid shades, ombre dyed pieces, shibori and invented randomly patterned fabric. You will have the use of three different vats and a variety of fabric types including cottons, silks, hemp, bamboo, and linen-some new and some vintage. We will also dye some trims and ribbons...and of course some moons. 

$70 per day members; $90 per day non-members, an additional $45 materials fee (cash only) will be collected at the beginning of class, admission is included. RSVP early, 20 students max. 

Reservations recommended to rsvp@janm.org or 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior.


For more information about Shibori Girl or to see some of her work, go to www.shiborigirlstudios.com.


JANM . Last modified Dec 28, 2011 11:08 a.m.


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