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Advanced Shibori & Sashiko

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This intensive workshop will cover technique, method, and application of the traditional Japanese folk art Shibori indigo dyeing and Sashiko embroidery. We will cover complex binding styles beyond basic Shibori folding. We’ll experiment with creating patterns through centuries-old binding and color resist techniques, brew a vat of indigo dye, and set the dye. We will finish pieces with sashiko stitching, a traditional embroidery method, creating simple geometric patterns that are not only pleasing to the eye, but functional in strengthening material. The end product will be a beautiful fiber arts piece of Shibori made with a linen panel that will be Shibori-dyed and Sashiko-stitched in your own design. It can be mounted as a wall hanging, used as a tabletop display, or utilized in another textile project. In addition, gain the knowledge and skills to continue your exploration of indigo dyeing and Shibori and Sashiko techniques at home!

This class is geared toward students who have already taken the Intro to Shibori class, or have some experience working with the medium. We will be spending a lot of time planning and preparing our material, but students are welcome to use their indigo and time to dye any additional projects.

View additional class information , including a list of required tools, equipment, and supplies.

Students may purchase a Prepared Kit, specifically curated for this class, which can be shipped directly to your home for $28. The Prepared Kit must be purchased no later than November 13 to allow for shipping.

This class will occur live in the Zoom virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your registration confirmation email, following registration.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Sat, Sun


Kaitlin Bonifacio 



Please read:  Review additional class information, including a list of required tools, equipment, and supplies. Be sure that you have these materials on hand at the first class meeting.

This class will occur live in the Zoom virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your registration confirmation email, following registration. Your registration confirmation can also be found by logging into your profile and viewing “Current Registrations”.

First time attending a virtual classroom class?
  • No Zoom account necessary! You’ll be receiving a password-encrypted link to enter your class, which will prompt you to download the Zoom software or join directly from your favorite web browser. Just one click, and you’ll be taken straight to your virtual classroom, no extra log-in required.
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  • Check in early! Your instructor will “open” the classroom 15 minutes prior to the start time of the class. Students are encouraged to join early, so class can begin on time.
  • Join with your name. All students must be admitted by the instructor, who will be comparing against the class roster. Please enter the name you used at registration to join the Zoom meeting; you may use just your first name and last initial, if you would prefer. Note that if you are logged in to the Zoom software on your computer, your name cannot be changed until you are admitted to the classroom - try logging out if you’re having trouble.
  • Turn on your camera! If you have a webcam, we recommend turning it on so that your teacher and fellow students can see you, and you can see them. Nonverbal feedback is so important to human connection, and makes the virtual classroom feel more like the brick and mortar one. The camera button is the the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Consider your background. If possible, try to keep a neutral space behind you, like a wall or curtain. If you don’t have one available, try out the Virtual Background option to keep your personal space, personal.
  • Mute and Unmute! We’re all navigating the realities of sheltering in place, and your environment may be noisy. It’s good practice to mute your microphone while you’re not speaking - just don’t forget to unmute when you’d like to speak! You can find the mute/unmute button in the bottom left corner of Zoom.
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  • Don’t forget to log out! Once class is over, be sure to close out of the meeting platform entirely by clicking the “Leave Meeting” button.
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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/21/2020 - 11/22/2020 Weekly -Sun, Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Off Campus, Extension@Home  Map, Room: Zoom Virtual Classroom Kaitlin Bonifacio 

Merchandise Information

* denotes items required with registration.
Item Name SKU Price **
Advanced Shibori and Sashiko: Prepared Kit arts1006 $28.00
** Price can vary based on attributes.