TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016,6:30-9:30PM
ITAJIME FOLD & DYE WORKSHOP
In this workshop students will have the opportunity to explore Itajime Dyeing, a centuries old shibori technique of creating geometric repeat patterns on fabric through an unparralelled resist application.
This workshop is great for beginners as well as more advanced students looking to focus on a specific skill. You will learn basic procedures for dyeing with Procion dyes, as well as discover the endless possibilities that this shibori fold and clamp technique provides.
The focus will be on making a set of one-of-a-kind sampler pieces, while learning a variety of tie-dye and shibori "Itajime" Fold and Dye techniques, so everyone will go home with knowledge and beautiful finished pieces.
• All materials are included, students are encouraged to bring their own garments for personal projects.
• Blank fabric and clothing are also avalable for purchase at wholesale prices.
• Snacks will be provided, BYOB!
SHABD SIMON-ALEXANDER is an internationally renowned textile artist & designer. Her collection, shabd, is carried in high-end boutiques and art museums. She is a professor of textiles, has led hand-dyeing workshops all over the world, and taught Martha Stewart how to tie-dye. Her first book, Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, was released in 2013.