Itajime Shibori – May 25th
Saturday, May 25th
Itajime Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding and compressing cloth, then dyeing it in indigo to create beautifully patterned textiles. We’ll use a variety of tools like clamps, clothespins, and even wooden shapes to compress the fabric- the compressed areas resist the dye, creating beautiful patterns and color variations. Shibori dyeing is truly an amazing craft, as every piece you dye is a little bit of a surprise.
All materials are included, but feel free to bring a project or two!
Students will use 12″ x 12″ cotton squares to practice and experiment with several different techniques (use your dyed cotton for future sewing projects!), and we also provide a tote bag to dye for your “final” project. We also encourage you to bring a couple of items of your own to dye- for example, t-shirts, baby onesies, or pillow cases. Just make sure that whatever you bring to dye is made with a natural cloth like cotton, silk, or linen. Synthetic fibers don’t take the dye as well. Please don’t bring large items to dye (no bedding, duvet covers, curtains, etc).
Small class size.
We aim to keep our classes intimate for one-on-one attention, so register while there’s still room!
About our teacher:
Rajni Kavula is the artist and maker behind Adroit’s beautiful Indigo-dyed clothing and accessories, which you might have seen here at the shop. She has a degree in fine arts, and started her handmade journey with crochet, then later hand dyeing, though she is always learning and experimenting with new techniques. She mostly works with natural fabrics like linen, rayon, silk, and cotton yarn, as sustainable living is so very important in times like these. Rajni teaches a variety of fiber arts classes with us- learning new techniques has been such a wonderful experience for her, and she hopes to pass on that joy to her students!
$75 Early Bird Registration // $85 Enrollment after May 15th