What you'll do
Intro class will focus on creating the indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo, while talking about all natural indigo and the history of the process. 8 traditional Japanese dyeing techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Kanoko, Tegumo, Ne-Maki and Arashi. Pick the few you're drawn to and have fun! Each student will get to dye minimally 3 pieces. All materials provided, but students are welcome to bring their own projects. Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best, but be respectful with the size of item. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share!
Hi there, I'm Karin, a hands on textile designer and maker! Myself and my little dog Kyle work in my building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It's a creative and artistic neighborhood with lots a good places to eat close by (Roberta's Pizza, Shinobi Ramen) and Sey coffee roasters next door. The place is called Better Than Jam's Store & Studio and has been running since 2010. The storefront hosts many locally made products and behind the store, sits the extensive studio. There I teach workshops, create my own line named "Better Than Jam," but also host other artists, makers, and craftspeople.
Cotton fabric bandana Attendees are welcome to use our cotton items, but also to bring natural fibered pieces. Info send…
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Where you'll be
Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable to the artistic community when they need it and a full calendar of workshops for those to learn new crafts and skill, since 2015.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests under the age of 18 can only attend with adult guardian.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
The process can get messy, so don't wear your best outfits, wearing dark colors is a good move, but smocks/aprons are available however.
Shibori Dye Techniques in Indigo Blue