Learn the magical, centuries-old technique of shibori indigo dyeing with maker Kaitlin Bonifacio. She'll guide you through the fun and satisfying process of making your own custom throw pillows.
In this workshop, we will:
- cover the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric
- mix a vat of indigo dye together
- dye a pair of throw pillows
- dye a small piece of your own from home (Just be sure that is is 100% natural fiber, such as cotton or linen)
- experience the delightful and surprising patterns that emerge!
The following supplies are included:
- two cotton pillow covers, 20" x 20" indigo dye to use in the workshop folding and binding supplies to use in the workshop
You can bring:
- a small textile of your own from home (Just be sure that is is 100% natural fiber, such as cotton or linen)
You will go home with:
- increased knowledge of the history of shibori indigo dyeing
- confidence and skill to dye textiles with indigo
- two completed throw pillow covers
What is shibori? Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo. What is indigo? Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!
Kaitlin studied the ancient art of shibori in both Hawaii and Japan before relocating to Santa Cruz, California. A mother of two and owner of the Yuzu & Rose line of Shibori home and family products, she enjoys the magical process of hand dyeing, the challenge of creating natural, plant-based dyes of her own, and the joy of sharing her products and techniques with the community.