Shibori Indigo Handkerchief Workshop

The final session with NT students on fabric art was introducing them to the oldest dye known to mankind by way of Shibori – the Japanese tie and dye techniques. They explored folding and clamping methods instead of pole ties. We also touched on a bit of science in explaining the indigo dying process. Besides cultural knowledge, students were thrilled to see chemistry in action when the colours develop through oxidation.

Adult students for the studio practice got a chance to do some layered immersion dye batik with the indigo vat we brought back to the studio after the session.

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