Monday Fun – Let’s Get Going

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Our fabrics drying in the wind
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Here are a few pattern of Shibori from my workshops

Kristen Indigo

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Scarf
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Workshop at National African American Conference 2018

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I love to teach and see all the new patterns

Monday Sew – Denim Quilt

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Repurposed denim made into a quilt
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Sashiko hand stitching using embroidery threads

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What have you made with your old jeans.

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing cotton fabric

Come learn the art of Shibori

Limited Space Pre-Register

Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite 

Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26     2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing that involves folding, twisting or bunching of cloth and binding it, then dyeing in indigo. 

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique using natural dyes, and in this class you will use natural indigo, which antibacterial properties and has been used abundantly throughout history around the world. Learn the fundamentals of this timeless pattern-making process. We will concentrate on folding, tying, and using clamp resists, and dye in a plant-derived indigo vat. All dye materials and several pieces of cotton will be provided.

I am a passionate teacher who encourages students to create unique fabric creations, whether the end product is a quilt or garment. Creating what is important to the maker is a joyful experience that I try to pass on in my workshops. Wherever you are in your design process my goal is to inspire your creative “genius” and improve your techniques.

Please join me at one of my local classes or suggest that your guild hire me for a lecture and workshop.

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Blue 
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Time to dry my cotton
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What are you using?

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Ready to dye 

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Job well done
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Fun in the sum

Indigo & Shibori Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of this historic Japanese pattern making process with natural indigo dye.

Taught by Sandra Johnson

Indigo & Shibori Dye


January  29th, 2017 9pm-4pm at Calabasas High School.

Cost of the workshop includes all materials.

$110 for members of the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. $125 for non-members.

Workshop Description

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique using natural dyes. In this class we use natural indigo which has antibacterial properties and has been used abundantly throughout world history. It’s a great contemporary way to update and refresh clothing or soft accessories.

• Learn the fundamentals of this historic pattern making process.
• Concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist
• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat
• Learn to create and maintain an indigo vat
• All dyestuff provided
• Cotton fabric (42″ x 42″) will be provided.
• Instruction will be given on a creating a variety of patterns.

To sign up for the workshop, click here: http://valleymqg.org/sandra-johnson-workshop/

See you there!

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