Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 9:00a -
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Art, Classes, Innovation
Shibori, the elegant forbearer to psychedelic tie-dye, is a Japanese resist dyeing technique that is simple enough to do in your backyard but vast with possibility. The term "shibori" comes from the Japanese "shiboru," meaning "twisted and pressed". Designs are created by folding, binding, and compressing fabric before submerging it in dye; the manipulation of the fabric from the 2-D plane into a 3-D form prevents the dye from penetrating the internal parts of this fabric clump, yielding distinctive organic, often geometric patterns. While much of the art of Shibori is in the preparation and planning, accident and chance must also be embraced. Students will learn about the indigo dyeing process and traditional and modern shibori methods to make at least six samples to take home, and are welcome to bring their own natural fiber garments/fabric to dye as well!
Materials Fee of $25 is included in the tuition fee. It covers dyes, equipment, and fabric.