Itajime Shibori and Indigo (How to Stitch Resist your Cotton Kitchen Towel).
Columbia Art Center presents an Itajime Shibori and Indigo workshop March 9. Shibori is an ancient Japanese art form dating back to the 8th century. The fabric is tied, bound, folded or twisted in various ways to create a resist so that the dye will only penetrate certain parts of the material, leaving behind a beautiful pattern. This workshop will feature Itajime (triangle or rectangle fold) and a stitch resist created with strong Japanese cotton thread. Participants will learn how to prepare a non-fermented indigo vat and dye a kitchen towel. Registration fee of $50 includes all instruction, supplies and materials. Class size limited to minimum of 4 and maximum of 12.