Sat, Mar 23|
A brunch to dye for!
This workshop is based on the insightful concept of 'dyeing and dining' which seeks to highlight what slow food can share with fast fashion. Working on nature's schedule we will be using beautiful natural colors right from the compost bin and try our hands at Itajime Shibori.
Time and location
Mar 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Katara, Doha, Qatar
About the event
During this three-hour workshop participants will become familiar with the preparation of the fiber through the processes of scouring and mordanting and they will learn how to prepare a dye bath with colors extracted from selected food stuff. This practical introduction to natural dyes will be put into practice with Itajime style pattern making. Itajime Shibori is a shaped-resist technique. It uses folded fabric and pieces of wood, which are held in place with clamps. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover. As a result, different folds sandwiched between different shapes can create hundreds of different patterns. The dyes can also be layered on top of each other to create a beautiful array of patterns and colors. Participants will explore these possibilities and decorate a set of 100% organic cotton napkins that they will take home.