Secrets of Shibori - Stitches and Knots

About Secrets of Shibori - Stitches and Knots

Open to all levels of experience, participants in this class will explore the stitches and knotting techniques of shibori to create a sampler on cotton muslin. We will build a simple indigo vat for dyeing the samplers and discuss how to best maintain and use a vat on a regular basis. Students will also design a pattern to create their own unique silk scarf. Experienced students can create a small wall hanging. Handouts and resources will also be provided.

This class is limited to 25 students.

Class Materials Needed

- Cotton muslin
- Silk scarves
- Craft and button thread
- Needles (instructor typically uses a pack of assorted sized sharps, embroidery needles are also an option)
- Seeds or beads for knotting
- Supplies for indigo vat (details after you register)
- Latex or vinyl exam gloves
- Five gallon plastic bucket for dye vat
- Long dowel rod or spoon for stirring
- Distilled white vinegar approx 1/4 cup
- Mild plant based soap approx 1/4 cup
- Drying racks or clotheslines
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Masking tape
- Students will have the option to purchase a kit from David’s website at Look for “Secrets of Shibori for MAFA.”

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Open to all levels

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The class will meet for four weekly 120-min live online sessions on Saturdays at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 19:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on January 28.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Secrets of Shibori - Stitches and Knots
David Heustess

How It Works

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David Heustess

David Heustess

David Heustess is an artist and arts educator in Nashville, TN and his work makes use of clay, fiber arts and bead work. After many years of working as a modern dancer/teacher, David began pursuing his interest in pottery and other art mediums. He attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts and in 1995 he earned a BFA degree with studio concentrations in clay and fiber arts.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

About Lessonface, PBC

Lessonface's mission is to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. Since 2012, we've hosted more than 30,000 students and 2,000 teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons and classes online.

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