Shibori Dyeing

Wrapping, binding, pleating, stitching, and clamping are various ways you will manipulate fabric to create intricate patterns on cloth in this Shibori dyeing class. If you have any interest in textile design or fabric dyeing for fashion, quilting, or fiber art, this class will give you the basics and a chance to explore.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Students will learn 5-6 resist dyeing techniques

  • Students will learn the basics for safe handling and measuring of dyes

  • Students will consider colorways for creating a collection of dyed fabrics or garments

Required supplies:

  • Sketchbook/notebook and pen *

  • Dishwashing gloves and Apron or okay-to-get-messy clothes

  • 2-4 yds white fabric (cotton, linen, or silk) and/or 4 white clothing blanks (cotton/linen/silk scarves, t-shirts, skirts, pants)

  • Thread and needles

  • Scissors or seam ripper

  • Optional: rubber bands, spring clamps, binder clips, pairs of flat wooden or plastic shapes; 2″ or 4″ PVC pipe

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.