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TIME3 hours 3 hrs
PRICE$50 - $90 $50-$90 pp info_outline
Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori dyeing. Manipulate fabrics with tiles, clamps and an array of folding, stitching and tying techniques to achieve unique aesthetics. Be amazed as indigo vat dyed pieces oxidise before your eyes and turn from green to blue, as we apply a natural indigo dye.
Fabrics provided. You're welcome to bring your own too, otherwise I have plenty of fabrics and products for you to dye. Fabrics can be: cotton, linen, hemp, tencel, bamboo and silk (anything made of natural materials works, just no synthetics or synthetic blends).
All students will take away with them a range of dyed samples, as well as an item of their choosing each out of a T-shirt, tote bag or tea towel - something to treasure for years to come.
Beginners welcome. Fun and relaxed environment. Great gift idea for creative folks!
Please wear clothes that can get messy or bring an apron along and let the creativity begin !!
9 Maud Lane Marrickville
9 years experience in screen printing
I’ve been facilitating open to the public DIY screen-printing studios in Sydney for the past 9 years across a few independent creative spaces such as Anyplace studios in Rozelle, Blackwire records in Annandale and currently run The Printroom out of Monster Mouse Studios in the industrial landscape of Marrickville.
I studied textile design at the Eastern Sydney Institute of Technology and instead of being disheartened by the move of hand printing to digital forms and sitting behind a computer all day. I decided to start my own studio. This could not have been achieved without the support and head start afforded to me by Anyplace projects - a group of folks who reclaimed unused buildings and transformed them into creative community driven spaces.
I spend most of my time teaching people how to screen print, Shibori dye fabrics and other surface design techniques. I print a lot of band merch for friends and friends I haven’t met, and help run Monster Mouse Studios as well as work on my own creative projects.
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By Kay Veitch (attended on 17 Feb 2019)
By Jill Macleod (attended on 5 Jan 2019)
By Mikaela Holmes (attended on 5 Jan 2019)
By Vivien Gan (attended on 5 Jan 2019)
By Roderick Byatt (attended on 5 Jan 2019)
By Rachael Ozich (attended on 5 Jan 2019)
By Katrina Tarrant (attended on 1 Dec 2018)
By Victoria (attended on 23 Sep 2018)
By Tammy Morton (attended on 23 Sep 2018)
By Ruby Gillett (attended on 23 Sep 2018)
By Julie Creasey (attended on 23 Sep 2018)
By Lucy Park (attended on 19 Aug 2018)
By Santina Dobie (attended on 15 Jul 2018)
By Nina Lindberg-Finch (attended on 26 May 2018)
By Nicki Wagner (attended on 26 May 2018)
By Monique Lucas (attended on 24 Mar 2018)
By Sarah (attended on 24 Mar 2018)
By Yolanda (attended on 25 Mar 2018)
Wondering whether we learn how to use the traditional indigo dyes?
The class uses natural indigo dye but in a powder form. I prepare the vat prior to the class so there is ample time to prepare fabrics and dye due to the class only running for 3hrs. Preparing indigo vats from leaves takes days and I have only ever used the powder forms. The class is focused on the resist dyeing techniques (folding, binding, clamping fabrics) used in shibori dyeing.
We'll keep you posted!