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This introductory tie and dye workshop begins with a short historical perspective of the craft, the distinct styles that have emerged through the years in different geographies in South Asia and the tools needed. The philosophy of this studio is to create unique and distinct hand-crafted textiles that have a universal appeal with special attention to detail in techniques of shibori (Japanese tie & dye stitched and clamp) married with hand-embroidery and block prints by employing and empowering ‘only’ women belonging to weaker backgrounds.
Shibori uses the stitching technique of resisting, wherein the resisted portion is stitched and then pulled to make gathers. The Shibori cloth is bound, resisted, wrapped and gathered by hand and this step is repeated for each color dye it is dipped in, making it an elaborate process.
After a quick demo, you get to craft your own personalized creation by choosing from a variety of designs on wooden blocks and a range of colors. For the workshop we would look at doing a stole - 14" x 1.8 meters in silk and experiments on cotton base. Working with the textile designer at the studio will allow you to develop a fuller appreciation and outlook into a world filled with color and steeped in tradition and old-world techniques.
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