Intro to Indigo & Shibori (March 2023)


Please note that  SJAC will continue to keep a mandatory mask policy in place for all programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events.)

Workshop Description

Participants will learn the fundamentals of Indigo dyeing, using Shibori resist techniques – binding, stitching & clamping – on cotton yardage, an organic cotton bandana and an organic fine cotton shawl. The workshop will consist of two evening classes, one week apart, from 6 – 9pm, three hours each, equalling a total of six hours of instruction. Having a week between workshop evenings allows extra time for students to do more extensive stitching or binding on their pieces at home.

Materials Kit consists of the following:

  • Indigo Vat supplies
  • Stitching, Binding & Clamping supplies
  • 1 yd cotton fabric
  • 1 Organic Cotton Bandana, 24” sq.
  • 1 Organic Cotton Fine Muslin Shawl, 44” x 82”

Workshop Information
Age group: Adults

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Dates: March 28 & April 4, 2023

Duration: 2 weeks

Fees: $60 tuition | $60 materials kit fee (cash or e-transfer) paid to the instructor at the first class

Skill level: Beginner

Capacity: 6 students

Seniors Discount: Seniors aged 65+ are eligible for a 20% discount on all adult workshops; enter coupon code SENIOR65 at checkout.

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About your Instructor

Tzigane Caddell, retired landscape designer from Rothesay, NB, began exploring natural dyeing in 2017. Indigo dyeing quickly became a consuming passion and is now the central focus of her small-batch fibre-dyeing enterprise – Tzindigo (Tz + Indigo). Tzigane uses shibori resist techniques to create patterns on cotton, linen and silk shawls and scarves and up-cycles linen clothing – giving a second life by resuscitating it in the indigo vat.

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