Introduction to Shibori - Naturally Dye with Indigo

Event type

Drawing, Painting, Dyeing

Perfect for

Team Building
Family Time
Date Night

About this event

Shibori is the Japanese art of binding and folding fabric in different patterns before dyeing. It is the perfect technique to use when naturally dyeing with indigo because all of the folded areas remain bright white.

In this class, we will dye with indigo while experimenting with different binding and resist patterns. Jennie Lennick of Jenny Lemons will share tips and tricks on how to create your own dye baths. We will go over what kinds of alums and mordants to add to your natural dye baths, and how to make sure your dye job lasts forever.

Everyone will learn several binding, folding, and resist techniques to create beautiful tie-dye designs.

We will learn 6 techniques including:

Shape Resist Technique
Accordion Folding
Honeycomb Technique
Triangle Folding
Galaxy Fold
Choose from two booking options:

  1. Supply your own materials! For this class, you will need your dye, soda ash, sodium hydro, gloves, materials to make different patterns (wood pieces, rubber bands, laundry pins, rope, etc) and fabric to dye. see below for additional items needed.

  2. Purchase a shibori kit from us that includes**:

20 g Pre-reduced Indigo Dye
100 g Soda Ash
50 g Sodium Hydrosulfite (“Hydro”)
1 pair of gloves
Wood pieces
Rubber bands (2 sizes)
1 cotton tote bag
2 cotton tea towels
1 yard of rope
You will also need:

Additional Natural fiber items to dye
A 5-gallon bucket
A tarp or table cloth to protect your surfaces
A drying rack or clothesline to hang wet things
Optional (but helpful): a small tray to transport wet dyed things

This online workshop takes place on Wednesday 9/23 from 5 - 6:30 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions and a video detailing setting up your indigo vat prior to the workshop.

About the instructor:

Jennie Lennick is the founder, creative director, and designer behind Jenny Lemons. She has been obsessed with arts and crafts for the last 25 years and has taught hundreds of people through her in-person workshops. We're so excited to finally offer online classes!

**Shipping Notes
East Coast: If ordering a kit 5-6 days prior to the class, you need to select Priority Shipping to ensure your package arrives in time. Cutoff for delivery is 5 days prior to the event.
West Coast: If ordering a kit 3 days prior to the class, you need to select Priority Shipping at checkout to ensure your package arrives in time. Curbside Pickup only 2 or fewer days to class.

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