July 8: Organic Indigo & Shibori

Friday, July 8, 10 am to 3 pm (with a lunch break)

Cost: $100 per participant for RiverArts members (non-member price is $125)

  • Materials Fee - $25, instructor will collect material fee at class. Includes all components of the indigo vats and many 8” to 12” squares of fabric to practice shibori techniques, plus a 27” cotton bandana.

Adults and teens welcome!

Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing and Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist technique on cloth. In the morning students will help make an organic indigo vat using local honey and a synthetic indigo vat. While the vats are reducing, they will explore bound, clamped and sewn Shibori methods on cotton and silk. In the afternoon students will dye their textiles. Students may bring a cotton t-shirt from home or a yard of cotton material to dye if they wish.

Please wear old clothes.

Registration Info

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  1. Single Registration for RiverArts Members = $100.
  2. Single Registration for RiverArts Non-Members = $125.
  3. Pay It Forward - You may pay for yourself & make an additional donation for someone else who may not currently be able to afford the class on their own = $100+ (Thank you!)
  4. Pay What You Can - If you can't pay the full class fee, please contribute the amount you are able. Thank you!

RiverArts is committed to accessible programming and to compensating artists and instructors fairly. We are offering classes on a 'pay what you can' basis. Those with limited funds are welcome to enjoy full access to the class for a small donation. Those who are able are invited to pay more to support access to art experiences for all.