The Intersections Craft Group, held at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, offers a workshop on indigo shibori. “The Shibori workshop will cover four ancient resist techniques with a modern twist. After creating the resist patterns, participants will dye a cotton scarf in indigo,” says a blog about the event. “In this workshop participants will learn how to make a green, eco-friendly and sustainable indigo vat. Using no harsh chemicals and virtually no odor you can use this technique to dye in your kitchen.”
Asheville-based based weaver and natural-dyer Linda LaBelle leads the workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 6-9 p.m. $30 includes materials.
About the technique: “Shibori is the Japanese term for creating a resist on cloth by folding, clamping, indigo-shibori_scarf_web-rgbstitching, wrapping, pleating, knotting or tying. The resist areas will not take dye thus creating a pattern on the cloth. It is also known by the names, Bandy, Plangi and Tikrit and is practiced in Africa, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. It can be a simple as a tie-dyed T-shirt to very complex patterns taking hours or days to complete.”