Come learn the art of Shibori

Come learn the art of Shibori

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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.

Indigo cotton fabric 
Students work from workshop
What an amazing creation
Unfolding of the fabric
Indigo buckets
Blue Indigo
Time to fold and uses resistance 




Fabric Dye
Time to dry this fabric


Shibori Saturday
Japanese dyeing technique that produces amazing designs!

Monday Sew with Butterick B5748 pattern

Oh my gosh I had so much fun selling this dress pattern. Are used Buttrick pattern B5748 . During the course of laying out my fabric and pattern I realize I didn’t have enough fabric to for fill the requirements for the skirt portion of the pattern. So I took and cut the skirt portion of the pattern adding denim to the lower half of that pattern pieces and look what I found an amazing new look for the dress. 

I’d love to see what others did with this pattern please send me a message show me what you did with this pattern also and have a great day sewing in creating your own wardrobe.