This event is available only at the host's venue. Please book from the available dates listed.
2 - 10 Guest(s)
Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori dyeing with natural indigo dye. I'll demonstrate how to start your own indigo vat and balance it, to keep it going. 3-5 folding and stitch resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the house! Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share! There will be fabrics and tshirts available for purchase in our storefront, students do receive discounts, but it's always fun to bring in stuff that you have lying around.
Select Sundays 2-5pm
10 students max
Most supplies provided.
Students are asked to bring fabrics they would like to dye . (see above)
Karin Persan of Better Than Jam, store and textile/fashion line
$70 per person
Note: The exact location will be disclosed once the host has accepted your request.
Karin has been silkscreening since 1999, sewing since middle school. She began teaching in Chicago 2002 after she graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Moving back to New York she settled in Bushwick, Brooklyn 2007 where she continued to work on her line "Better Than Jam," of her own hand printed textiles and self sewn clothing and accessories.
In 2010 she made the plunge and opened her first boutique location at 1087 Flushing Ave. 2015, she and the shop made a huge move to 20 Grattan St, to an old warehouse space. In this space the simple boutique has been transformer into a store, communal studio space, and learning center.
In the retail space one can purchase locally handmade gifts and fashions, sewing craft and art supplies, take classes and workshops of the craft and small business variety, as well as rent studio space and time hourly, daily, or monthly.
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