Stitch Resist Indigo Dyeing

with Catherine Liu
Wednesdays: February 9, 16, 23; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Stitch resist dyeing, known as nui shibori in Japan and fèng rǎn in China, is a method of tie-dyeing that uses a needle and thread to create intricate imagery and patterns. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and experiment with various resist stitches on cotton fabric and paper, and they will also learn how to start, maintain, and troubleshoot their own natural indigo vat. This virtual workshop will have a balance of demonstration, presentation, independent work time, and group conversation and sharing. Basic hand sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$120/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 2/1 at midnight (CT).