Japanese Dye – Resist Techniques – 2 day workshops with Gina Tavelli
Batik: Saturday May 18 (9:30 – 4pm) – Sunday, May 19, 2019 (9:30 – 12pm)
Shibori: Saturday, June 1(9:30am – 4pm) – Sunday June 2, 2019 (9:30am – 12pm)
Batik is a traditional hot wax technique still used in many cultures. Melted bee and paraffin waxes are applied with a long brush onto fabric as a resist to multiple dye baths. A new layer of wax is applied after each color when cloth has dried. You can sketch out a design or explore free form. Crackle is one effect that can happen to wax areas before the final dye. All the wax is removed by running an iron on top of newspaper at the end. Bring rubber gloves, newspaper if available. Cotton muslin will be provided. Saturday May 18 (9:30 – 4pm) – Sunday, May 19, 2019 (9:30 – 12pm) Ages 16+ $100 + $20 materials fee to instructor
Shibori uses the process of folding and clamping the fabric as the resist to multiple layers of dye baths. By twisting and wrapping fabric you can invent a pattern of your own. We will use cotton and silk charmeuse. Saturday, June 1(9:30am – 4pm) – Sunday June 2, 2019 (9:30am – 12pm) Ages 16+ $100 + $15 materials fee to instructor.