Shibori Indigo Dyeing Digital Class
This listing is for video-only access to Rachel Denbow’s Silkscreen Workshop. Please note that materials are not included but materials kits and the FULL workshop (video + curated materials) can be found in our Marketplace.
Welcome to an exploration in traditional indigo dyeing with artist Rachel Denbow. In this workshop we’ll learn the fundamentals of the shibori pattern making process using indigo dye with bind-and-resist techniques. Shibori, a richly cultural cloth dyeing method, originated in Japan in the 8th century and utilizes a plant-based indigo dye vat for beginner-to-advanced dye methods. This compression technique uses pressure to reveal a pattern using tools to bind and fold the fabric carefully. Every detail of shibori represents a thoughtful and intentional action made by an artist’s hands. We’ll learn together how to create and maintain this powerful vat (needing all of the love, care and attention of a living dye caldron that requires a careful balance to maintain its molecular structure) using Rachel’s visual instructions through our digital workshop. The beauty of this vat is that it can be used again and again, ‘revived’ for future exploration further into spring/summer! And that resulting indigo color, absolutely stunning.
Learn more about the details of this project on Rachel’s featured maker page
Video access includes:
- Access to Rachel’s workshop page which includes her full workshop tutorial and the recorded Maker Chat
- A live & recorded Maker Chat Q&A with our artist