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Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing

Lesson 3 of 11

Nui Overview & Fabric Preparation

Kaari Meng, French General

Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing

Kaari Meng, French General

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Lesson Info

3. Nui Overview & Fabric Preparation
Learn how to use a basic running stitch to create beautiful stitch resist Shirbori designs.

Lesson Info

Nui Overview & Fabric Preparation

The first technique we're going to cover is the newly technique the new we should bury technique is a stitch to resist technique again, it's one of my favorites and the japanese have taken this to a completely new level. I'm going to teach a very basic running stitch technique today, which will allow you to do some great resist on your fabric printing so here is an example of a new e stitched resist piece by using a small six inch plate, and I simply traced the plate in all different areas and then I stitched it and it gives you kind of the same, uh, technique as chemo, but you get a much larger surface that you can cover by using the newly technique ah here's! Another great sample of unstitched is this piece for this piece. What I did was I actually drew a line down either side and then simply drew pedals to make it look like a butterfly so here's a sample that we're going to learn and I'm going to use a simple cotton scarf and then I'm going to show you how to draw the pattern onto t...

he scarf and then we're going to do the stitching so as you can see, you can create a great resist by simply have taking needle and thread to cloth, and then we will pull tightly to create the resist, so for this project you will need to have a cotton scarf, and again, I purchases from dharma it's, a simple cotton scarf, and you may want to iron this nice and flat so that you've got plenty of surface area that's flattened out to draw your design. So using a water soluble pencil or marker, you are going to draw a very simple design. You can use a regular pencil. I like using a graphite pencil or what I call fugitive inc disappearing ink and any of these will help you put your pattern on here, cotton, and then they will disappear or wash out once we wash the fabric. So you want to start with the fabric smoothed out on your surface, and we're going to do a really simple what I call the wave pattern and it's just by drawing, drawing this pattern across the width of your scarf. And don't worry about keeping it to even or keeping it perfect, because once we untie all of our are stitching, you'll see that it turns out to be a wonderful pattern just by having the repetitive this of thie stitching like to get all of my marks done on my fabric before I start stitching, which allows me then to just kind of sit back and relax and start stitching and not have to worry about printing mohr of the design on the fabric.

Class Description

Add a layer of sophistication to your Shibori dyeing projects with the help of Kaari Meng in Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing.

The Nui technique incorporates stitching into the Shibori process and adds incredible detail to your hand-dyed fabrics. In this intermediate class you’ll learn about:

  • Selecting the right fabrics for Nui and Batik dyeing
  • Stitching and preparing the fabric
  • Dipping, redipping, finishing, and rinsing the cloth

Kaari will also demonstrate the batik (wax resist) dyeing technique and show you how to apply the wax, dye the fabric, and remove the wax to achieve long-lasting color.

Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing will teach you how to create captivating designs in the signature, deep indigo color of Shibori.


Bonita Davis

The class was very enjoyable. Good for beginners or intermediate indigo dyers. I can hardly wait to try. Please do some more classes. Well worth the money. Highly recommend to anyone who loves Indigo.

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I love this class. What a wonderful and easy techniques, Only problem is streaming. this class stopped at least 20 times.


Great class, I look forward to trying Shibori techniques very soon.