Virtual Intro to Natural Dyeing and Shibori

with CRAFT

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, to create resist patterns on fabric. In this workshop, natural dye maven Zaine,the creative force behind Zaine Vaun, will cover the basics of shibori history, tools, and techniques, and introduce natural dyeing.

Using non-toxic, kitchen-friendly turmeric, you will make a dye bath and learn 5 folding techniques to make beautiful patterns, including the star pattern!

The workshop will provide the necessary items such as dye powder, gloves, tools for binding as well as three 12”x12” squares of test cotton, a kitchen tea towel, a cotton tote, and a cotton bandana.

It is recommended that you have some other things handy to throw in the dye pot, such as old socks or a t-shirt that needs some color, since once you get started it’s hard to stop!

This class is great for beginners who are looking to learn an easy new skill, get creative, and learn about the magic of natural dyes!

In this class, you will:

  • learn the basics of natural dyeing,

  • learn how to set up a dye bath and manage your space,

  • practice 5 folds to make unique patterns,

  • receive a kit with textiles to dye: practice fabric squares, a bandana, a tote bag, and a tea towel.

Minimum age

14 years or older

What's Provided

all materials provided, except a big bowl and tongs

Custom Cancellation Policy

Workshops are refundable up to 72 hours in advance, if supplies kit hasn't been shipped or delivered locally.



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