Stitching Resists for Natural Dyes with Griffin Dyeworks

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Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stitching Resists for Natural Dyes with Griffin Dyeworks

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Saturday 10/19, 3pm – 5pm
Cost: $30 + $10 additional cash material fee
To register, click on the link or cal 310-458-2239.
This class will focus on the wide variety of stitched resist patterns used in Shibori dyeing, and how to combine them to create more complex and versatile designs. I’ll have plenty of examples and inspiration, along with designs you can trace or copy freehand, and templates you can use to mark your fabric for stitching. You don’t need to be an expert at sewing or drawing. If you can use a pen and you know how to make a basic running stitch, you’re set!
We will be hand-stitching the resists, which can be time-consuming, though I’ll be teaching some techniques to cut the time down a bit. The materials fee includes bottomless indigo pots, all resist materials needed, and tons of sample-sized pieces of fabric to work on. Students can bring their own small pieces (bandanas, handkerchiefs, baby clothes: as long as they’re natural fibers like cotton, bamboo, silk, or wool) to work on, but there will not be enough time in this class to stitch and dye larger items. You can dye as many pieces as you have time to stitch resists on. The sample-sized pieces can be used in many ways: frame them, make greeting cards with them, use them as patches for visible mending or other appliqué techniques, or use them as part of a small quilting project!

Stitching Resists for Natural Dyes with Griffin Dyeworks