Introduction to Shibori
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 workshop led by Jenny Lemons, a DIY art school and small-batch clothing company based in San Francisco, you will dye with indigo while experimenting with different binding and resist patterns. You'll learn tips and tricks on how to create your own dye baths, 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. Gather your own supplies or get shibori kits shipped to participants.
Duration: 1 hour
Group Size: 8+
What's Included: Instructor-led workshop
What You Need: You'll receive a list of supplies needed ahead of the workshop. Supply kits can be shipped to participants for $25/person + shipping. Kits include pre-reduced indigo dye, soda ash, sodium hydrosulfite (“Hydro”), 1 pair of gloves, wood pieces, rubber bands, 1 cotton tote bag, 2 cotton tea towels, and 1 yard of rope.
Jenny Lemons is a small-batch clothing company and DIY art school run by San Francisco based artist Jennie Lennick. The shop is a working studio that prints garments, carries the work of other local artisans, offers DIY workshops, and sells a curated selection of art supplies. Jennie Lennick is the founder, creative director, and designer behind Jenny Lemons. As a formally trained painter, Jennie has been making watercolor work for many years. She received her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012, and her BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2009. Jennie is passionate about experimenting with materials and making art accessible to everyone!