TIE-DYE & HAND-DYEING
SHIBORI "ITAJIME" FOLD & DYE TECHNIQUES
Learn the process of Itajime Dyeing in this workshops that's great for beginners and more advanced students looking to focus on a specific skill. You will learn basic procedures for dyeing with Procion dyes, as well as discover the endless possibilities that this shibori fold and clamp technique provides. The focus will be on making a set of one-of-a-kind sampler pieces, while learning various tie-dye and shibori "Itajime" Fold and Dye techniques. The second portion of the class will focus on advanced techniques and personal projects, and students are encouraged to bring their own garments.
SHIBORI STITCH RESIST WORKSHOP
PLAYING WITH COLOR
In this workshop, students of all levels will gain confidence using Procion (fiber reactive) dyes with all the color options they have to offer! Like other media, dyes also have their own color theory concepts. This class will take students through immersion dyeing, direct application, tie-dye, hand painting, and basics on dyes, chemicals and additives while focusing on how to mix and blend colors to get your desired affects. We will also learn how to create compositions of color within a garment, working with color ratios, personalizes palettes, overdyeing, and other advanced design concepts. All lessons will be learned through fun projects that students can take home with them. This is the perfect class for those working in design who want more conceptual tools under their belt, as well as helpful for silkscreeners and painters who want more control over their colors and materials, or quilters who want to create custom fabrics for their projects.
SEMINAR: THE HISTORY OF TIE-DYE AROUND THE WORLD
The art of tie-dye has been around for nearly two thousands years, and its history is filled with intriguing stories of travel, trade, religion and culture from ancient times through to the present day. Known all over the world by different names: shibori in Japan, bandhani or leheria in India, plangi or tritik in Indonesia, adire in Nigeria, amarra in Peru, zha-ran in China, the tradition of tie-dye is still alive and well. Practiced throughout the world, established techniques serve as the foundation for the innovative designs seen everywhere from rural villages to high fashion runways.
I conduct workshops and tie-dye parties in various cities and many types of venues. If you are interested in me holding a workshop in your town or hosting a party with your friends, please contact me directly me at workshops at shabdismyname.com