Ancient Japanese Natural Dying Technique: Shibori Indigo Napkins
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jean Manrique, Experienced high end fiber artist and instructor specializing in natural dyes and eco printing
Level:No experience necessary
Supplies:All supplies included
With the focus on the environment, try a sustainable option in the kitchen such as beautiful reusable cloth napkins. Before printing design on fabric was developed, the ancient Japanese used a resist technique called Shibori to bind certain areas of fabric so the dye wouldn’t penetrate, leaving white designs on the colored fabric. This technique was usually done with indigo, the only truly blue plant dye. Begin with learning some of these shibori techniques then use the techniques of your choice on four white cotton dinner napkins. We will dip the prepared bundles (napkins with shibori preparation) into indigo dye, remove the resists and see the beautiful designs we have created! Small class size will ensure you have plenty of one-on-one attention from the instructor.
Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab
$69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies