Workshop: Shibori Dyeing with Emily Mulvihill
In this workshop, students will be introduced to Shibori dyeing, an ancient Japanese resist dyeing technique, and be given the opportunity to experience the beautiful depths of indigo dye while learning how to create a variety of patterns and textures on their fabric.
At the completion of this workshop, learners will:
- Demonstrate their understanding of how to prepare an indigo dye vat and maintain it
- Demonstrate a variety of traditional folding and binding techniques that are characteristic of Shibori
- Demonstrate correct care for dyed fabric
- Understand the difference between fabric types and how the indigo interacts
Students should expect a day full of fun exploring the different shade levels of indigo dye and the variety of patterns created from different folding and binding techniques.
A linen tea towel and a cotton tote bag will be provided at the workshop, however students are encouraged to bring their own clothing, bedding, fabric if they wish to dye more items as well. Natural fibres are preferred for the ink to take to the material with the most effectiveness.
Saturday 5 or Sunday 6 December, 10.30am - 3.30pm.
Workshop within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
$140 ($125 Concession/Member)