Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg

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East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Karin Persan

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this dye class:

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class. 

We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the house!  Each student will get to dye 3 pieces, either that they bring or we provide. Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share!


Intro class will focus of creating the indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo, while talking about all natural indigo and history of the process. 5-6 folding techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Tatsumaki, Ne-Maki and Arashi.

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Advanced Shibori 

In the next level of class, you will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and used. 

More difficult techniques are shown like Advanced Tatsumaki, Miura, Kanoko, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist.

SITCH RESIST SHIBORI with Natural Indigo

This is an intermediate class, part 3 in our series, were we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown. Those who are familiar with hand stitching and are interested in all natural "Real" indigo are welcome to attend.  An all natural batch of indigo will be used for this session, since the stitching will take some time and your pieces will be smaller. In this class you may only bring small pieces of fabric or we have banana size pieces for you to use, included in price.


6 students max

Most supplies provided. 

Students are welcome to bring natural fabrics they want to dye. An email will be sent out with signup to explain all details. 

COVID Precautions:

All attendees must be masked during class, provide vaccine card, and fill out form send the week of your class

Your teacher is vaccinated and will be masked. If you are hearing impaired, reach out beforehand so a plan can be made for the teacher to give introductory instruction without the mask if lip reading is necessary.

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Refund Policy
48 hours notice for refunds.

24 hours notice for credit to reschedule your date.

Less 24 hours notice we have the right to refuse refund or credit.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 1 $75
10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 1 $75

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Reviews of Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio (106)

(106 Reviews)
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Elizabeth K. on 3/6/2022
Great class and instructor!!!
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Jeffrey R. on 11/15/2021
Loved this class! The instructor was super communicative and made sure we knew what to bring and what to expect when we arrived. The class was small and intimate and the instructor was able to give each one of us individual attention. I loved the pieces I created and felt really inspired from working with my hands all day :)
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Sam W. on 10/30/2021
This was a super inspiring morning! Loved the fact we could take our creations home with us. The teacher was incredible. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants to get crafty!
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Yvonne v. on 9/6/2021
Karin is a terrific teacher: she is extremely knowledgeable, shares information and explanations clearly, gave each participants the freedom to create while helping and clarifying as needed. I recommend this class highly
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by David K. on 7/16/2021
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"Better Than Jam" is the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. The newest space, post Covid, of the same name is now at 10 Grattan Street. There is a small showroom with remnants of the boutique that ran 10+ years that hosted handmade creations of local designers....

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