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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg

Course Details
$75 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time

Next start dates (2)

East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Karin Persan

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this dye class:

Beginner Shibori

In this intro class will focus on creating the indigo vat using NATURAL INDIGO, while talking about cultural significance around the world and the history of the process. 5 categories of traditional Japanese dyeing techniques will be shown including Kanoko, Itajime, Miura, and Arashi, along with other "tie dye" methods you will find in Africa and India.  Pick the few you're drawn to and have fun! Each student will get to dye minimally 3 pieces.

18yr+ (younger with adult with approval)
6 students max
All materials provided, but students are welcome to bring their own projects. All students receive 3 bandana (or equivalent) each. 
Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best, but be respectful with the size of item. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share! 

More information sent the week of your class along with a form to fill out.

Look For:
In the next level of class, you will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and used.
More difficult techniques are shown like Tatsumaki, Miura, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist.
Stitch Resists with Natural Indigo
Also an intermediate class, but we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown. An all natural batch of indigo will be used for this session, since the stitching will take some time and your pieces will be smaller. In this class you may only bring small pieces of fabric or we have banana size pieces for you to use, included in price.

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Refund Policy
48 hours notice for refunds.

24 hours notice for credit to reschedule your date.

Less 24 hours notice we have the right to refuse refund or credit.


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Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

All classes at this location

Directions: I am at 10 Grattan St, off the L train Morgan Ave stop, next to Pine Box Rock Shop. When you arrive, there's a buzzer on my white mailbox. It will take me a minute to gather and get to the door, but if it's more than a minute you can call/text 929-333-7552. If early, there's a coffee shop just down the block where you can hang and caffeinate. Directions: Watch for L train non-sense. Weekend parking is easy.

Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 1 $75
10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 1 $75
6:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 1 $75

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Reviews of Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio (112)

(112 Reviews)
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Elizabeth K. on 3/6/2022
Great class and instructor!!!
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Jeffrey R. on 11/15/2021
Loved this class! The instructor was super communicative and made sure we knew what to bring and what to expect when we arrived. The class was small and intimate and the instructor was able to give each one of us individual attention. I loved the pieces I created and felt really inspired from working with my hands all day :)
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Sam W. on 10/30/2021
This was a super inspiring morning! Loved the fact we could take our creations home with us. The teacher was incredible. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants to get crafty!
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Yvonne v. on 9/6/2021
Karin is a terrific teacher: she is extremely knowledgeable, shares information and explanations clearly, gave each participants the freedom to create while helping and clarifying as needed. I recommend this class highly
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by David K. on 7/16/2021
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"Better Than Jam" is the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. The newest space, post Covid, of the same name is now at 10 Grattan Street. There is a small showroom with remnants of the boutique that ran 10+ years that hosted handmade creations of local designers....

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