Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods with Lauren Goding
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Lauren Goding
In this class, students will gain in-depth experience in textile patterning with resist methods and traditional Japanese patterning techniques, focusing on Arashi (wrapping and binding) and Itajime (clamping and shaped resist). Learn advanced folding, tying, sewing, and binding techniques influenced by traditional and nontraditional methods. We’ll dip into an organic indigo vat to create beautiful custom patterns on various natural fibers. Students will leave with samples and a large patterned piece of fabric. This class will open up the world of surface design to beginners, while challenging those who have already worked with indigo and shibori to move beyond the experimental phase to intentional pattern-making.
No previous experience necessary, though an ideal followup for those who have taken a basic Indigo & Shibori workshop. Open to students 16 & up.