Blue Skies Indigo Dyes

 Indigo Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of resist dying using various binding, twisting, wrapping, tying and stitching techniques to achieve unpredictable and gorgeous results on fabric. We learned many different shaped resist techniques such as shibori and itajime and quickly got busy with our hands in the indigo vats.

This class was great fun, particularly due to Agnes, who is super down to earth and friendly. She immediately felt like a close friend. Her studio is cute and inviting, and I love how she draped her walls with various Shibori textiles, allowing us to see all the creative possibilities of this art form. She provided yummy snacks and drinks, and her instruction was clear and thorough. She was happy to provide individualized attention when needed. I highly recommend her class. Each participant dyed two dish towels (provided by Agnes) and it was fun to see everyone’s unique designs. Agnes also generously allowed extra time at the end of the class since everyone was so into it (she allows each person to bring an additional item to dye). The finished items are so beautiful! Give this try:)

photos and video by Utkan Kocaturk

This was such a great class. Agnes was really nice, helpful and very thorough with her instructions. We had time to make 4 to 5 pieces. The venue was really spacious. Overall an awesome time!