Shibori, the Japanese art of binding, clamping, and folding fabric before dyeing in indigo, is a fun, and totally non-intimidating way to get your creative juices flowing. There really is no 'wrong' way to prepare your fabric, and the results are fabulous. I loved facilitating this workshop with a bunch of ladies in Amanzimtoti this last weekend. In partnership with Artisans Republik and Not Sheep Boutique, we spent the morning drinking great coffee, playing with fabric, and getting completely carried away in the process of dyeing.
My best part about these experiences is watching faces light up as people hold in their hands something they've made. It's really quite special.
If you're interested in hosting a Shibori party, or gathering a bunch of friends for a creative morning in the KZN South Coast/Durban area and would like someone to run a workshop for you, feel free to drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more info.