2022 Workshops

Covid-19 ~ Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear a mask while visiting Still Water Bindery.

If you or anyone in your party has not been vaccinated, please let me know so we can make arrangements.

If you have not been vaccinated ~ you will need to wear a mask while visiting Still Water Bindery.

Shibori Indigo Workshops

E: patty@stillwaterbindery.com or P: 802.365.4111 to set up a workshop time and date that works for you!

 

The magic of indigo is mesmerizing! Come and take home some beautiful blues!

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Indigo Shibori Workshops

 

Indigo Shibori Workshops are available from May through October. This workshop is a warm weather activity, as the dyeing is done outdoors on the deck or in the barn.

Indigo Shibori Workshop is a magic workshop, watching the greenish-yellow materials oxidize in the air when removed from the dye vat and turn wonderful shades blue. Students will start with a piece of plain white cotton material to pattern in the Shibori style, to understand the sequence of the Shibori process. Then choose an additional 3 pieces of natural fibers to dye, using any of the various Shibori techniques demonstrated or in the notebook and library of Shibori books. Choose from various items, such as napkins, dish towels, tote bags or fabric as available.

 

Additional items can be purchased for a small fee, if you wish to make more than the 4 included items. These items have been scoured and prepped for dyeing. This takes hours of time prior to your arrival which is included in the price per item.

Also, feel free to bring your own natural fibers to dye, but be sure to scour them at home before you come to the workshop. You can read about scouring fabrics by clicking this link - BotanicalColors.com

 

Wear clothing that you don't mind if some dye inadvertently splashes on, and shoes you won't mind getting wet.

 

This is an outside activity, so dress appropriately for the weather.

IMPORTANT: Bring a plastic bucket or garbage bag to take dyed items home in.

 

The workshop runs for 2 hours.

If you wish to stay longer, to dye more items, the hourly fee for additional time is $40/hour, for a maximum of two additional hours.

Class Size: limited to a maximum of 5 participants. 

 

Current Workshops: by appointment.

Level: No prior experience is needed ~ beginner to advanced. 

Age Recommendation: Five-years old through adult. (An adult must take the workshop with anyone under 12 years of age.)

 

Time: Minimum 2 hours. The fibers will be damp and need to be finished at home.

IMPORTANT: Bring a plastic bucket or garbage bag to take dyed items home in.

 

IMPORTANT: Instructions for rinsing and washing will be given out at the end of the workshop. Please read through these instructions before leaving for the day, just in case you have any questions that can be answered before you leave.

Cost: Includes all instruction, tools and materials

Group Classes: $115 per person for a two-hour lesson. Maximum 5 people. 

Private classes: $75 per person / per hour.

 

Please contact Patricia to register for workshops:

    P: 802.365.4111

    E: patty@stillwaterbindery.com

What folks are saying about the

Shibori Indigo Workshop ~

“If you are thinking about this, just do it! Patty was so friendly and encouraging and it was a wonderful experience and opportunity just to be creative and learn more about this art form. Patty was a wonderful teacher and really made me feel comfortable right away! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!”             — Terry 2021

“This was a great way to learn about indigo dying and try out lots of different techniques since she had lots of materials on-hand.”                                        Erica 2021

“I was teaching a pre-college fashion program and took my group of high school students on this experience. Everything was amazing and we all had so much fun learning about the art of shibori and gaining new skills and experience. Patty was a lot of fun and guided us through the techniques and then we spent the rest of our time creating some amazing pieces! The location was blissful and we even extended our time as the group was so deeply into it! I would love to go back and I’m sure my students would too, given the chance! Thank you Patty!”

Benjamin 2021

“What a wonderful experience, Patty is friendly, helpful and guides you during the entire workshop. We had a blast!”                                                          — Barbara 2021

“Patty was a great host, we learned a lot and had a fabulous experience. The atmosphere was relaxed, friendly, and accommodating. Patty offered lots of time and materials for experimentation. Highly recommend Patty.”                                                         — Jon 2021

“We were a group of 5 adults ranging from done-some-creative-things to an experienced fiber artist. Patty provided a fun and immersive experience for everyone. She provided many different materials, fasteners and tools to experiment with various patterns and fabrics. Patty also provided things to dye! I recommend this experience for anyone who is a beginning dyer or an experienced one!”                                        — Masha 2021

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