SHIBORI SCARF WORKSHOP with Rachel Switzer - SOLD OUT
Time & Location
SHIBORI SCARF WORKSHOP with Rachel Switzer
Saturday, June 12, 1:00pm - 4:30 pm
This is an in-person course
Members - $100 / Non-Members -$110
Cost includes materials (one organic cotton scarf 82” x 22” and dye)
Join in for a fun afternoon of indigo dyeing with Rachel Switzer of Cape Cod Shibori. Learn the basics of the ancient Japanese dye technique known as Shibori, and dye your own scarf! You will be shown several folded (Itajime Shibori) designs and some pole wrapped (Arashi Shibori) patterns. Experience the magic of pre-reduced indigo as your pieces turn from green to blue before your eyes. Go home with a beautiful scarf for you or a friend.
Open to all levels. No previous dye experience necessary. Space is limited.
Wear old clothes or an apron, bring rubber gloves.
In Japanese, the word Shibori means to wring, or squeeze. It is a technique in which fabric is twisted, folded, stitched, compressed or bound, before being dyed in order to create unique patterns on cloth. Traditionally, these fabrics were dyed in indigo or another pigment derived from the natural world. Shibori has roots in other regions, including India, China and Africa.
Today new types of dyes have allowed for an expanded color range, while experimentation has led to fresh designs. Sometimes they are watery and fluid. Other times the patterns are precise and geometric. The possibilities are endless and experimentation can lead to surprising results.
I’ve loved pattern, color and textiles since I can remember. I’ve dappled in sewing, macramé, embroidery, quilting and weaving in my teens. I added batik, dyeing and rug hooking as an adult. While my kids were young, I did production weaving for Randall Darwall. I wove his very fine, hand dyed, silk fibers into shawls, scarves and yardage.Eventually, I discovered Shibori. I love the entire tactile process from hand stitching, dyeing and even ironing. I opened my Etsy shop, Cape Cod Shibor, in 2014 and have been supplying quilters and home decorators with one of a kind fabrics ever since. https://www.capecodshibori.com/
- Sold OutShibori Scarf - Members$100$1000$0
- Sold OutShibori Scarf/NonMember$110$1100$0