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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

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

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East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
20 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
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:

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class. 

We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the house!  Each student will get to dye 3 pieces, either that they bring or we provide. Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share!

Intro class will focus of creating the indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo, while talking about all natural indigo and history of the process. 5-6 folding techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Tatsumaki, Ne-Maki and Arashi.

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Advanced Shibori 
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 Advanced Tatsumaki, Miura, Kanoko, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist.

SITCH RESIST SHIBORI with Natural Indigo
This is an intermediate class, part 3 in our series, were we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown. Those who are familiar with hand stitching and are interested in all natural "Real" indigo are welcome to attend.  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.

6 students max
Most supplies provided. 
Students are welcome to bring natural fabrics they want to dye. An email will be sent out with signup to explain all details. 

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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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Reviews of Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio (90)

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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Sol C. on 3/23/2020
The Instructor was well versed with the history & use of the Indigo dye. There was enough space & time to finish a number of items utilizing the different techniques.
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Siran T. on 2/17/2020
Wonderful class. Nicely sized (we had 6 students in total). Paced well for beginners - there was sufficient time for pre-learning, and then trying out different techniques on 3 pieces (the studio provided tea white cotton towels / bandanas / totes). A lovely way to spend a Sun morning.
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Amanda D. on 2/17/2020
This class is so much fun, and is an awesome intro into Shibori. Karin is a really great teacher, and it's so cool to walk out with three things that you've dyed yourself. Highly recommend it.
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/29/2019
Excellent intro to the art form and instructor was passionate about her craft, helpful and pleasant.
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/14/2019
This was a wonderful experience ! Karin was fantastic at teaching us the basics of indigo dye techniques, engaging with students and making the class a lot of fun ! I love my pieces and would 100% recommend this beginners class.

School: Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable...

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