Learn to use indigo dye and several shibori, or Japanese manual tie-dyeing, techniques to create stunning textiles. We will learn several tying methods and then use an indigo vat to dye the bound cloth. In Arashi, we will use a pole to help manipulate the fabric. In Itajime, we will fold and bind the fabric between boards or sticks. In Kumo, we will use string to bind the fabric. We will also touch on stitched or nui shibori. Try out all styles or concentrate on one or two! You will be given a yard of cloth on which to practice techniques, but you may also bring your own pre-washed clothing or fabric to use.

3435 Rupprecht Way, Saugatuck, MI