We are opening our studio for an intense indigo Shibori workshop in ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Yes! The magic city!
The instructor, Alicia Falcone, with more than 20 years as a professional artist, trained in Japan with a six-generation master in Indigo Shibori and Katazome.
Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing, with many countries having used the Indigofera plant and its brilliant blue color for centuries.
Shibori is an ancient Japanese natural dye technique that uses binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing cloth to create beautiful blue patterns.
In our 3 days workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of the ancient practice of indigo dyeing, along with the historic pattern-making process known as Shibori. All experience levels are welcome.
October 5 - 7, 2022.
Minimum 8 participants and maximum 11 participants. Limited capacity.
$ 399 per person, paid on or before August 31, 2022. All prices are in USD.
Optional : $ 20 for extra material.
Beginner and intermediate.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
A pair of new rubber gloves, long dishwashing.
A seam-picker or a small pair of sharp scissors.
An old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes to get dirty.
Package of rubber bands- assorted sizes.
Sewing needles with a larger-sized eye.
Small items of clothing you wish to “upcycle”, not too large because the vat will be shared. Recommended fabrics: linen, cotton, viscose. Pre-scoured fabrics.
Bring a mask ( when mixing chemicals)
PRE SCOUR ALL fabrics before bringing them to class (wash in hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes)
We are going to learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder pre-reduced will be used, and the vat will be made using commercially available chemicals.
We will be working on the basic techniques: folding and clamping method, and twisted and tying techniques.
We will be working with the ”Ori Nui” technique, which means slow stitching.
“Katazome”, is a Japanese technique method for dyeing fabrics using a resistant paste applied through a wooden spatula. To execute this dyeing resistance technique, a mixture of rice flour is applied on a stencil (originally made with rice paper that has been previously dipped in persimmon juice, which makes it very resistant.)
Coffee/Tea available at 9:30 am- is a great time to know each other!.
Filtered Drinking Water is available in the studio.
Workshop Times: 10:00 am- 4:30 pm with a break for lunch.
You can bring your lunch, or we have menus available to order from a selected restaurant each day (please bring cash).
Essential supplies will be provided for experimenting during the workshop (cotton fabric), and instruction (excludes lodging/meals, see lodging info below).
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Round trip airfare; Hotel accommodation; Transportation; Activities not included in the workshop; Food and beverages (except as noted above).
Personal travel insurance is strongly recommended (insurance that at the minimum covers medical emergencies and cancellations).
There are many hotels options around our studio that is located at Azalea Park. 551, Hibiscus Place. Orlando 32807.
You may cancel on or before September 1, 2022, and receive a refund minus a $50 USD per-person admin fee. If you cancel on or after September 2, 2022, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
In the event that we need to cancel the workshop for an unforeseen reason, we will refund the cost of the workshop in full.