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Katazome Shibori – Indigo Stencil Dyeing

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ClassGraphic Learn the ancient, elegant technique of Katazome Shibori using paste and stencils to design an indigo-dyed Noren curtain. Katazome (“kata” meaning mold and “zome” meaning to dye) is a labor-intensive method of mixing a sticky paste from rice flour, passing the paste through stencils onto fabric to create a resist pattern, and then dyeing the fabric to reveal patterns. The resist paste is then washed off, leaving behind a perfect image from the stencil. You will have access to a variety of new and vintage stencils and are welcome to bring your own. Kaitlin will cover the ancient techniques of this process, as well as modern applications and methods. 

You should have taken Intro to Shibori or have some experience with indigo dyeing to have the best experience in this workshop. You will be provided a 12” x 30” noren curtain to design, and are welcome to bring your own natural fiber material to “free dye” with any leftover time and materials.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sun

Aptos Main Campus

Kaitlin Hebard 



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The dye process can be a bit messy, so please bring an apron or wear something you don’t mind getting splashed with indigo.

Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/4/2024 - 8/4/2024 Weekly - Sun 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 1520 Kaitlin Hebard