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Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dyeing (ONLINE CLASS)

November 29, 2020 2:30 PM

In this online version of another Workshop favorite, learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. First, you will pre-mix your own natural indigo vat at home with the guidance of a pre-recorded video. Then, during the live session, you will dive into the possibilities of the patterns of shibori techniques on natural fibers to create your own beautiful, unique indigo pieces. This is the perfect technique to breathe new life into your closet or old textiles you have at home! You will also learn about vat care, upkeep, and maintenance.

Supplies Needed: For this class, you will need one of Instructor Kristin Arzt’s *INSTANT* NATURAL INDIGO + SHIBORI KITS, which is already included in the price of the ticket. Each kit includes:

- All natural indigo vat ingredients in a glass jar. (You will add hot water to produce your natural vat!)
- A step-by-step guide outlining mixing your vat, best dyeing practices, and how to wash your dyed fabric.
- Various wooden shapes to create shibori patterns.
- Two 22" X 22" cotton bandanas

Here is what is NOT included in the kit, and you will need to pick up at any hardware store:

- 5-gallon bucket with lid
- A stirring stick that is about 2.5-3 feet long. (We recommend a wooden dowel from the hardware store, but you could also a thick tree branch or very long spoon.)
- gloves

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to pre-mix your vat of indigo dye ONE DAY prior to class. You will receive instructions on this easy setup process via email once you sign up.

How to attend this online class: This class will be taught via Zoom video call. You may download Zoom for your desktop or mobile device here. You will also need an internet connection strong enough to stream audio and video. PLEASE NOTE: After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that confirms your spot in class and gives you all Zoom class meeting details and pre-class instructions. You will need to give us your shipping address via our Google Form link in this email. PLEASE fill this shipping form out as soon as possible. Class kits will be shipped at least 5-7 days prior to class time, and normally take 1-3 business days to arrive. You will receive a tracking number once your class kit ships.

Instructor Bio: Kristin Arzt uses natural dyes and textile arts as a form of collage to make one-of-a-kind quilts. Among her favorite textile techniques is shibori! She has studied textiles everywhere from Oaxaca to North Carolina. She is a proud dog momma and loves to go camping whenever possible. Follow her beautiful work on Insta at @scramblesquilts.

The rules / important stuff: For our online classes, we have a strict 72-hour cancelation policy for each class, and a NO RETURNS POLICY for the class kit. BUT, the good news is, if you miss your class, you'll still have access to a video recording of that class for up to three months.  Also, if you need to switch into an earlier / later session of your class, please just email us at least three days prior to class time and we will happily get you moved into the desired session.   All classes are still 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

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