Moko Jumbie Shibori & Direct Dyeing Workshop

Want to learn how to transform fabric with the art of Shibori dyeing or direct dyeing?

Join visual and performing artist and designer Robin Van Lear (Cleveland, Ohio) for a silk-dyeing workshop and help her create the vibrant silk banner installation Caribbean Sea for The Bentway Studio Atrium and a series of banana banners to decorate The Bentway Studio Terrace.

In Japanese, Shibori means “to wring” or “to squeeze.” The art of Shibori is one of the simplest yet most satisfying approaches to resist dyeing. More controlled than Tie-Dye, and with more options, Shibori consists of folding and binding techniques that attain orchestrated patterns of brilliant colours by using cold water and Procion MX dyes. The banners will be dyed using three popular Shibori techniques: Konoko (Elastic Bands), Miura (Binding with String), and Arashi (Pole wrapping). The dyeing technique used on the banana banners is a simple process of applying dye directly to the fabric with a brush.


Moko Jumbie Shibori & Direct Dyeing Workshop

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