Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used to colour fabric and was the only dye used to dye denim jeans. To dye a dark midnight blue, it some times takes more than 60 dips in the dye vat to achieve.
In this workshop, we will be sharing an overview of how the amazing indigo dye is prepared from plant to pigment. We recommend you to be already equipped with basic hand sewing skills so you can focus on stitching the patterns than learning how to sew. You will learn basic stitched shibori techniques on a fabric square. You can then sew, embellish and turn them into finished products such as pocket squares, purses or frame them up for your feature wall at home.
Shibori simply means the resist dyeing technique and it has been used in many parts of the world dating as far back as 800CE. We are all familiar with widely popular tie-dye, you might think they are the same but no, shibori is not tie dye.
** Please note this is a 2-Part Workshop.
We will spend the first part of the workshop learning different basic stitch techniques, plotting your fabric and practise the different stitches. You will then complete the rest of the stitching at home. Make sure you set aside time to stitch little by little and complete all your stitching before part two of this workshop – dyeing session in our studio (~1.5 hour) and we will finally unveil your stitched shibori textile design at the end of the workshop.
For dyeing session, please come dressed in clothes that you don’t mind getting some dye on. Aprons and gloves will be provided if you need them.