Indigo Shibori Dye with Griffin Dyeworks

Camera Obscura Art Lab - Crafts, Culture, Community!
Camera Obscura Art Lab - Crafts, Culture, Community!
Public group

1450 Ocean Ave

1450 Ocean Ave · Santa Monica, Ca

How to find us

Corner of Ocean and Broadway

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Saturday 10/19, 11am - 2pm
Cost: $40 + $10 cash material fee
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This class will cover major shibori resist techniques like Kanoko (similar to western tie-dye), Kumo (pleated and thread-bound resists), Arashi (pole-wrapped resists), Itajime (folded fabric using clamped resists), and Bomaki (pleated and wrapped to include texture as well as color).

We'll talk about how to use found and upcycled objects and how to combine techniques and layers of dye for unique effects. Materials fee includes all resist materials and sample swatches for experimenting before dyeing your projects. Students may bring up to 4 items for dyeing. Items should be 70% or more natural fiber, including cotton, linen, bamboo, silk and thin wool. Wovens fabrics work better than knits for clean lines, but tee shirts are fine. PLEASE DO NOT bring denim, canvas, cotton or wool fleece, yardage cuts longer than a yard, or other heavy fabric items like sweaters or hoodies; these items require a significant amount of extra dye.

Laura Davis is a fourth generation Californian who has spent the past 20 years living in Los Angeles. She is a lifelong addict to all kinds of textile arts, including crochet & knit, sewing, embroidery, weaving, spinning, dyeing and botanical printing. California is a rich environment for natural dye materials, and Laura spends a great deal of time exploring and discovering, collecting, and experimenting with ways to use our natural bounty in textile arts. Laura has been teaching fiber art classes through Griffin Dyeworks in 2015 and now teaches various dye and other textile arts classes for adults, teens, and children throughout the year.

Camera Obscura Art Lab is a program of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs #ArtSaMo