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Shibori Natural Dye Workshop 5.12.18

Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Japanese natural-dye folding technique

Shibori is a Japanese folding technique on fabric to create geometric or irregular patterns when dyeing fabric. Similar to origami on paper, the fabric is folded, partly knotted or otherwise attached and then dyed. It is often compared with Tie and Dye, Shibori is much subtler and more artful. In the workshop, each participant is not only initiated into the art of fabric folding with vegetable dyes, but can also put hands on to create his/her own piece that can be used as a scarf, table runner or other decoration.

About the animator: Johanna Riplinger is the designer of the eponymous line Johanna Riplinger and ShineConcept and was inspired by nature with its beautiful colors and facets from an early age. It's not surprising that she uses pure plant colors for her collections, which are extracted without harmful chemical conversion. Flowers, roots, stems and seeds, which grow naturally and are often unused, serve us again as an ecological colorant for this workshop. Johanna Riplinger translated the Japanese folding technique Shibori into her collections and it into contemporary experimental motives.


Date: Wednesday, 05/12/2018

Time: 7 - 9 pm

Meeting point: ROYAL BLUSH & friends, Gerbergasse 70, Basel

Theory (30 Min.): Introduction to Shibori as well as simple folding techniques

Practical part (60 Min.): Folding your own scarf, additional pieces available for purchase

Q&A (30 min.): Wash & care explanation, open to Q&A about natural dyes and shibori

Workshop fees: 110.- including material; Scarf and dye stuff

Language: German (English and French upon request)

Instructions: Wear dark colored clothing, in case color sprinkles. Carry a clean plastic bag in case you want to take home the wet piece or it can be picked up in the store during the week

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