Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white.
Artist Lynn Hogan will provide the materials you’ll need indigo dye, rubber bands, buckets and rubber gloves.
Please bring whatever fabric you wish to dye. Only natural fibers will accept dye, so be sure to steer away from synthetics. You can choose to dye simple fabric yardage which you can then make into anything at all, or you can dye ready-made fabric items like clothing, curtains, duvets – the sky’s the limit! For the most traditional shibori look, go with solid white fabric. Cotton responds really well to indigo dye, so cotton is a great choice for your first attempts. Be sure to wash and fully dry before using.
The cost to participate is $30 per person. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. To reserve your space, please send a check made payable to Lynn Hogan to Wooden Hill (3036 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211).
Hope you can join us!