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Join Ania Grzeszek of www.kaliko.co for a "Making Natural Patterns - Tie-dye & Shibori" Workshop in Wedding!
If you want to learn how to make beautiful patterns on fabric using only pigments from plants, this workshop is for you.
Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces unique patterns on fabric. There are countless shibori patterns that can be made. Binding, stitching, folding, twisting or compressing cloth - each one gives very different results. These techniques can be combined, to make the results even more interesting.
In this workshop, we will work with plant pigments. You will be introduced to the basics of extracting colors from plants and making them last. If you are interested in how non-toxic, natural dyes can be applied to the fabric, join us in our new studio Exerzierstraße 8.
This workshop will cover:
- experimenting with different shibori techniques
- preparing the fabric for the dyeing process
- extracting plant pigments and where to find them
- using modifying substances in shibori process
We will perform a series of small exercises to get to know different shibori techniques. After exploring the methods and producing multiple samples, we will focus on completing the main project - shibori dyed piece, which you will take home with you.
This workshop will be held in English but questions in German can be answered too. If you're a beginner or have only a basic knowledge of the subject, this introductory workshop is for you.
All materials will be provided, including fabric samples, silk scarves, plant dye extracts, mordants and shibori tools.
Ania Grzeszek is a weaver and botanical dyer based in Berlin. She is working with natural and healthy pigments and fabrics since 2015, with the focus on materials that can be obtained locally.
Further information is available at Facebook.