Stitched Shibori Dyeing


SOLD OUT. Contact Jill Neumann to get on a waiting list:

Ages: Adult – ages 15 and up
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (with lunch break)
Fee: $45 nonmember / $40 member

Explore traditional Japanese methods of folding, binding, and stitching while dyeing fabric with raw indigo.

Shibori dyeing is a centuries-old Japanese technique of binding fabric in various ways before dyeing to create areas that remain unexposed to the dye. The result is beautiful, deep indigo blue patterns. There are many different techniques used in binding, including Japanese sashiko stitching, each producing unique results! Explore different stitching techniques, each producing a different pattern, in addition to indigo dyeing, in this class as you create functional works of art. Each student will stitch/dye a tea towel and an 18×18 fabric square. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch.

If sold out, contact Jill Neumann to get on a waiting list:

INSTRUCTOR – Mary Bratrud

Mary never claimed blue as her favorite color, until she met Indigo. Mary has been a maker her whole life and has surrounded herself with artists and has taken opportunities to learn new skills; sketching, quilting, crocheting, zentangles, glass etching, and now shibori dyeing. She loves the steps taken in the shibori process that transform blank fabric into dream-like images. The reveal of each bound, folded, stitched, then dyed piece of cloth is such a delight for her. For Mary, finding unplanned imagery is like staring at the clouds or seeing a reflection in the water. She welcomes the unexpected.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

NEA 2022