HALF DAY WORKSHOP
Our Half Day Natural Dye Workshop offers an immersive experience into the world of natural dyeing. Under the guidance of experienced artisans, participants will explore the art of shibori/tie dye, a Japanese dyeing technique that creates beautiful patterns. Using locally-sourced natural materials, we will explore the dyeing process, as well as the techniques to create various patterns. At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home a unique piece of art that they created. Join us in discovering the beauty of natural dyeing!
DIY studio includes witnessing of all raw forms of natural dyes and powders after which participants are shown different videos and presentations related to natural dyes, shibori, and block printing. Further to which people get to select their choice of natural colors & garments from the display. All garments and colors participants choose are certified organic by G.O.T.S. Our range of garments includes (Dresses, a variety of scarves, and table mats).
Shibori and Tie Dye
The first activity we start with is Shibori /Tie & Dye where participants are taught about the basics of Shibori and given a first-hand experience of tie and dye. Our master artisans will take requests from the participants and will also show you how a particular design can be tied to a fabric. All participants get to tie their fabrics or garments with thread in various patterns. This is pre-preparation for the natural dyeing segment as post-tying, dyeing will be done. Our trained artisans will be available throughout the segment to help each and every individual participant with the art form.
We will set up dye baths of various natural colours to choose from and demonstrate how each colour reacts to pH differently, how every fabric has unique properties to hold colour etc. Everybody dyes their shibori-tied clothes in the earlier session and plays around with combinations of colours. Participants are allowed to bring in as many fabrics, and garments of their own as they want and can dye all of them in this session. This is the most interesting part of the workshop as you get to see the fruits of all the labour.
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