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The Dairy Barn Arts Center

B345 Shibori with Indigo

with Sue Cortese


HYBRID Workshop includes enrollment in both Virtual and In-Person Event Dates and Times
VIRTUAL: Monday, August 21, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

**Dairy Barn Members at the Individual Level or higher enjoy a 10% Discount**

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION FORM (click here if you reside outside of the United States)

For Ages 16+

In this workshop, students will learn shibori fabric dyeing techniques including pole-wrapping (Arashi), clamping (Itajime), bound (Kumo), and stitched shibori.  Shibori uses pressure as a resist, by asserting pressure on the fabric, it will remain white. The rest of the cloth will turn blue with exposure to the indigo dye. Each type of shibori uses pressure differently and creates its own unique patterning.

Hybrid virtual and in-person learning allows students plenty of time to create their designs. The first workshop day will meet via Zoom and cover the essentials of stitched shibori; planning, drawing out a pattern, stitching, and gathering. Students can stitch out as many pieces as they want prior to the second class covering the rest of the techniques and dyeing. The second workshop day will be in-person at The Dairy Barn during the closing weekend of Quilt National ‘23 and features demonstrations of the bound styles, Arashi, and Itajime. There will be time to experiment with all methods before starting the dyeing process. Indigo dye transforms with oxidation, so students will literally watch the dyed pieces change colors while taking turns in dipping their work, layering the color for the desired depth of shade, and helping each other achieve exciting results.

Can’t make it to The Dairy Barn for indigo dyeing with Sue Cortese but want to learn all about making stitched shibori patterns? Students can sign-up for just the virtual learning component!

Students participating in the virtual class will have access to the recording for 6 weeks following the event.

Registration for both virtual and in-person events includes exhibition admission for Quilt National ‘23.

Shibori with Indigo Materials List

Sue Cortese Artist Bio

Instagram: @suecortesequilt

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $56.66, paid every four weeks. Final payment of $56.68.
  • Sep 9th, 2023
    Sat from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hybrid Virtual and The Dairy Barn Arts Center


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