Kaari Meng, French General
Kaari Meng, French General
Creating the Dye Vats03:39 3
Kumo Overview & Fabric Preparation06:06 4
Testing the Dye Vats03:10 5
Dipping & Rinsing the Cloth - Kumo07:36 6
Unwrapping the Cloth - Kumo06:01 7
Itajime Overview & Fabric Preparation08:00 8
Dipping & Rinsing the Cloth - Itajime12:30
Hi, I'm curry from french general and our workshop today is introduction to shit boeri, indigo dime. I've been working with indigo and load for the past ten years, studying with all different teachers from around the world and have come to learn about the beauty of indigo and print resist fabrics. After I had been dying within to go for many years, I realized that I wanted to start creating my own prince, and resists on fabrics. So I started studying chivalry and chivalry is thie ancient technique of japanese resist, otherwise known as tide I so there's all different sorts of shit. Boeri today we're going to cover two of our basic chivalry techniques, which will include comeau, which is a very basic, um, twist and bind technique. And then we will also cover a technique called it a genie, which is more of a shape resist technique. So with these two simple techniques, you'll be able to create beautiful fabrics will be dipping our fabrics into the indigo vat. And I will show you how to ma...
ke that and check that and then test your fabrics and then dip fabrics repeatedly and eventually. Then we will finish by rinsing are fabrics, and they will end up with some beautiful, beautiful techniques and beautiful patterns on them.
Ratings and Reviews
Kaari is such a great teacher! She outlines the basic process and steps in the indigo dye process, and encourages experimentation. I enjoyed hearing the traditional terminology, and learning more about how indigo dye interacts with different types of fabrics. Kaari provides lots of tips for adapting your process for different materials, so you always get a deep, rich blue dye. It really got me brainstorming: I started seeing all sorts of things around my house as potential resists for my dye projects! I love that indigo dye projects turn out different every time, and that this should be celebrated! As Kaari mentions, indigo dye projects have a wabi sabi aesthetic, and there really are no mistakes.
I came across this video a couple years ago and have been wanting to try it. The instructions and technique were very clear. We're going to include an eight year old in the project so it will be fun to see how creative she will get!
I found this class and this art form on a whim late at night and it has been such a fun project! I got the kit from French General and followed along with the videos and it couldn't have been easier. Everything is explained and demonstrated clearly and I can't wait to start the Intermediate class.