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.
I ran a little 'Intro to Shibori' workshop yesterday at @artisansrepublik studio. The best part is always unbundling the cloth to see what's taken shape. Even better is seeing someone else's face when they try it for the first time.
I wrote a bit more about it on Steller.