This workshop will cover the process of preparing an indigo vat, oxidization, and basic shibori techniques.
Each person will be given a test scrap to begin, and we will go over different methods of binding and clamping to produce shibori patterns on fabric.
After the test scrap is completed, we will move on to each dyeing a set of flour sack tea towels using the techniques learned.
Workshop includes all supplies; 2 tea towels/ea, and everything you will need to bind clamp and dye.
Come in clothes that you don’t mind getting messy or stained, and bring your creative spirit!!
*Remember, if you bring 3 friends you attend for free!!
**Classes subject to cancellation based on class enrollment. Refund or transfer will be given in event of cancellation**
About the Artist:
Maya is a native of southern California, specializing in handmade, indigo dyed works. Her eye for texture and tone, along with a kinship for natural materials, led her to start her own line "juniper & fir," with a desire to incorporate the shibori indigo dyeing process into production of each individual piece. Marrying the tradition of a beloved art practice with contemporary works for a functional home, Maya designs wall hangings, textiles and pillows, sharing her love for handwork, color, and beauty.
Before Juniper & Fir, Maya refined her knack for production and design as a visual merchandiser in apparel for over a decade. She currently lives and works in her home studio in Echo Park.