Simple Shibori

Jul 11, 2021 12:30PM—4:30PM



Shibori techniques create resist patterns that are revealed only after dyeing. There are many different styles of Shibori, but tie-dyeing is one of the simpler, faster ways to produce an amazing variety of Shibori patterns. In this class, you’ll clamp, bind, fold, or wrap your plant-based fabrics before immersion dyeing them with fiber reactive dyes. Experiment with traditional one-color effects or go crazy with multicolor projects while you learn about dye chemistry, how to fold and bind for different patterns, and how to dye your bound fabric. You’ll leave with unique, gorgeous garments and/or yardage to use for sewing, quilting, or crafts.

Jessica Kaufman is the owner/founder of Asheville, North Carolina’s WAXON Batik & Dye Studio. She teaches knitting, ice dyeing, tie-dyeing, batik, and Shibori both in-person and online. With her genuine love of teaching, her Master’s in Crafts Education, and her Bachelor’s in teaching theatre arts, Jess’s classes are entertaining, well-paced, and jam-packed with invaluable insights and experiences.

$100 – $120

Additional Supply Fee: None, but blank dyeables will be available for purchase. 

Scholarship Available: No.

Level: All.

Number of Students: 8-18

Required Supplies: 

  • Up to six cellulose items for dying. Visit What can we dye? for details.
  • apron.
  • gloves.
  • note-taking materials.

Class Schedule: Class will be in person at the SEFAA Center from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021.