with Jennifer Falkowski
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 12pm – 3pm
Rain Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12pm – 3pm
Join Jennifer Falkowski to learn the fundamentals of Japanese Shibori techniques and indigo dyeing. Shibori means to fold, clamp, stitch or in some way block off fabric to create patterns when the fabric is dyed.
You will experiment with a variety of shibori techniques to make beautiful patterns. Then, you’ll dye your patterned fabric in a plant derived indigo dye vat.
- Learn about Indigo chemistry and history
- Experiment with basic Shibori techniques
- You’ll get ample time to dye your fabric in an indigo dye vat.
- Fabric will be provided: 4 fat quarters (approximately 18’ X 22’ pieces) of cotton fabric to learn with
- Your dyed fabric can be used as is as a beautiful set of napkins or for use in sewing project.
Ages 12 and up!
All supplies included, but dress to get messy.
Jennifer Falkowski specializes in traditional Japanese shibori pattern fabric design and indigo dyeing. She teaches classes in and around Madison, WI, and co-runs the popular Deep Into Indigo Retreat which is held annually in Westby, WI (near Viroqua) in July.
She makes art quilts with her indigo dyed fabric. She is the founder of The Fearless Crafter’s Program at the Monona Library and loves to share creativity with others.
Class or event registration cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event are fully refundable. Cancellations made 30 days or less than the event are non-refundable. Should WMQFA cancel a class or event all student fees shall be refunded.