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Kikkou Shibori

Mon, Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Tue, Jul 16, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT
Kikkou Shibori

Each Japanese fabric has its own meaning!

The turtle shell pattern is believed to be associated with longevity, good health, and protection against evil because it protects the body as firmly as a turtle shell.

This is a technique in which fabrics are dyed by binding them with threads or sandwiched with a device to prevent dyeing and then dyed with dyestuffs to create complex patterns.

Schedule: Day 1

  • Draw Hexagons on graph paper,
  • trace hexagons to fabric
  • Iron lines by hands
  • Fold lines and clip sides
  • Temporary Stitch
  • Attach ate-nuno


Day 2

  • Attach ate-nuno
  • Dye
  • Wash
  • Untie
  • Wash

Materials needed:

  • graph paper
  • Blank Pattern Paper
  • compass
  • Ruler, pencils, Sharpie and eraser
  • Washable/Disappearing pen
  • Clips
  • Ate-nuno
  • Needles, thread, yubinuki
  • Apron
  • Gloves (bring 2-3 pair)

The Sukumo vat is being made for a specific quantity of fabric- Because of this there is a limit of 6 students

Each piece will be dipped 6 times

Lodging available on site: https://wagonmasterranchresort.com/lodging

I also have a few local Airbnb cabins on my website: https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/north-carolina-lodging-suggestions


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