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Indigo Shibori Dyeing from Itajime, Arashi, Nui, Kumo and Beyond with Debbie Maddy
This workshop is open to all levels of indigo dyers. In this workshop, Debbie will take students beyond the simple fold and clamp techniques. There will be a strong emphasis on working toward more detailed and intricate designs. Students will learn several different Arashi or pole wrapping techniques to achieve very unusual designs. Students will do itajime or fold and clamp, but with dyeing and then moving the clamps and re-dyeing or itajime followed by arashi pole wrapping the same fabric. The stitching patterns will be as simple as Ori Nui done with simple basting style stitches to waves and circles and chevron effects. Students will learn how to pleat and then stitch cloth for the wonderful Katano designs. All dyeing will be done in organic indigo vats with no harsh chemicals. The final part of the class will focus on finishing fabrics to help with light fastness and wash fastness. All of the fabrics can be used for garments, quilts, scarves, and or home decor.
Date(s): 05/30/2022 to 06/03/2022
Sanborn Mills Farm
Loudon, New Hampshire United States