Virtual Summer Indigo Workshop with French General and Sandra Johnson
Join us (virtually) for our Summer Indigo Workshop!
Kits and Supplies sent out by Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
Virtual Workshop Friday, July 24th, 2020
(Video can be viewed anytime, as many times as you like. The Zoom Gathering will be recorded and able to view by anyone unable to join us live)
Our Summer Indigo Workshop features everything you need to create deep, rich dark indigo vats (in the 2-gallon bucket supplied) , as well as beautiful silk, cotton and linen fabric to dye in your vat.
Once you have mastered a few, simple Shibori techniques you will be able to create beautiful patterns and resists on your fabric.
Dyers will receive everything they need to design a collection of fabric, including:
14" x 72" Silk Wool Scarf
8" x 54" Stone Washed Crepe de Chine Scarf
22" x 22" Silk Charmeuse Scarf
36" x 36" Cotton Bandanna
1 yard French General Linen Fabric
Antique French Linen Scraps
Dyers tool bag will be filled with supplies to aid in Shibori techniques, including:
Fabric Marking Pen
Water Soluble Pencil
Also included in the Indigo kit:
4 oz Pre-Reduced Indigo
4 oz Thiox and Soda Ash
2-gallon Indigo Bucket with lid
2 gallon Water Bucket
Shibori instruction will include the following techniques: Nui, Itajime and Kumo.
Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo.
Dyers will receive a video link with instruction on how to make a strong indigo vat, how to create different resists on fabric using a variety of Shibori techniques, and instruction on how to dye and properly rinse fabrics.
As a special treat, our friend and artist, Sandra Johnson, will lead the Sashiko segment where students will learn how to transfer and stitch Sashiko designs onto their indigo pieces.
Additionally, there will be a Dye Gathering on Zoom on Saturday, August 1st. These "show and share" gatherings will be hosted by French General.
Full Virtual Summer Indigo Workshop Registration
(Includes all Fabric, Indigo Kit and Materials for Shibori and Sashiko, Workshop Video taught by Kaari and Sandra and invitation to Zoom Show and Share Gathering)
Other Tools you will need: