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Indigo Shibori Apron

Regular price $85.00
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Indigo Shibori Apron

Instructor: Suzanne Connors

Day & Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Tuition: $85.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • A pair of new rubber gloves that go up to the elbow (dishwashing gloves).
  • An old shirt or apron (Clothes that can get dirty).
  • Closed-toed shoes that can get dirty.
  • A seam-picker or a small pair of sharp scissors.
  • A package of rubber bands- assorted sizes.
  • Sewing needles with a larger-sized eye.
  • Note taking materials.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown several shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make a Japanese style crisscross apron.

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a sack lunch or explore local dining options.

Instructor provided materials are included with an estimated $20 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees may change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

* Workshops are subject to low enrollment cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached. You can call Olive’s Porch to check current enrollment for any of the workshops you’re interested in*

About Instructor: Suzanne Connors has always loved art and textiles and has maintained an active fiber art studio since 2008. Her academic background in architecture and design lays the groundwork for her practice using traditional shibori techniques. Creating a body of detailed design, establishing order, combining simple techniques and textures, and using design repetition are the foundations of her work. Suzanne enjoys sharing her passion for texture, color, and pattern through her artwork and while teaching workshops. Suzanne’s teaching experience includes studio and professional practices at institutions throughout the U.S.  

Photo represents shibori patterns but may not reflect exact pattern taught in the workshop.