Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series

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

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$380 6 seats left
Start Date:
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:

Learn the traditional art of shibori dye techniques and magical indigo dye in this extended session. This is a special intensive that will meet two full days, allowing for more techniques and skills to be demonstrated and more time to accomplish them! Don't worry we break for lunch, so it won't be completely exhausting. Just wonder blue pattern creations. This series used to be 4 three hour sessions, but not all NYers have that kind of time! Or if you're coming from out of town, it's more likely you'll be able to attend. The class ends at 5pm or 6pm depending on how long the class wants to take lunch for. Day 1am Intro techniques are introduced and we will focus on creating an all natural indigo and the history of the process. 8 traditional Japanese dyeing techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Kanoko, Kumo/Tegumo, Ne-Maki and Arashi. DAY 1pm More difficult techniques are shown like Tatsumaki, Miura, Yanagi as well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist. We finish by speaking of the proper care for the fiber and washing. Students will be allow to take tools home with them to continue to work on pieces over the week. Day 2am Day 2 we will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and get into more difficult shibori techniques and fine tune what you have already learned. We will focus on stitching work and some "nice and easy" techniques to balance the hard stuff. We'll be stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Karamatsu, Guntai, capping, and Boshi will be shown. Since the stitching will take some time you will most likely bring some work with you, but you are welcome to stitch your heart away. Day 2 pm STUDIO TIME and Movie! Finish up what you would like to, experiment with more pieces, or stitch while you watch "Blue Alchemy."

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 - 5:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 2 $380
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Jun 26 10:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan

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

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Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series
Reviewed by Erica on 9/5/2019
Karin was amazing and so patient with our class. Super nice and I learned way more than I expected when I signed up for the class on a whim. Her studio space is great and she is a wonderful teacher. I'll be taking more classes with her in the future!
Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series
Reviewed by Corrina on 9/1/2019
A great opportunity to explore indigo and shibori in depth. Each week a new method of dyeing (vat type) was introduced and lots of time given to different resist types (pattern making). These classes are great for someone looking to utilize the great studio space and the expertise of the teacher while exploring different approaches to indigo and shibori.
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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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