This three-session workshop will introduce the basic Japanese Shibori technique of creating designs on silk fabric with needle and thread and then dyeing the fabric. You will learn how the simple running stitch can take you to the most intricate of dyed designs.
We will begin by creating multiple samples, then design and stitch a silk scarf. Between the second meeting and the third, you will have plenty of time to complete your stitching. On the third day, we will prepare your pieces for dyeing and use colorful hot silk acid dyes to complete your projects.
The instructor will provide silk fabric for samples, a hemmed silk scarf for each person, thread, needles, miscellaneous notions, and dyes. Additional hemmed silk scarves will be available for purchase from the instructor.
Supplies students should bring: