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Intermediate Shibori Indigo Dyeing

with Kaari Meng and French General

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About The Class

add detail to hand-dyed fabrics.

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.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01


  2. 02

    Creating the Dye Vats

  3. 03

    Nui Overview & Fabric Preparation

    Learn how to use a basic running stitch to create beautiful stitch resist Shirbori designs.

  4. 04

    Stitching the Fabric

  5. 05

    Testing the Vats

  6. 06

    Dipping and Rinsing Cloth (Nui)

  7. 07

    Untieing the Cloth (Nui)

  8. 08

    Batik/Wax Resist Overview & Fabrication

  9. 09

    Painting the Fabric with Wax

  10. 10

    Dipping and Rinsing the Cloth (Batik)

  11. 11

    Removing Wax from the Cloth


Meet Your Experts

Kaari Meng

Kaari Meng began designing jewelry for Bergdorf Goodman after graduating from the jewelry program at FIT in New York City. In need of a hat pin, Kaari designed a collection of pins and presented them to the jewelry buyer at the monthly open-buy day. The buyer at Bergdorf's bought all of Kaari's designs and requested a full collection of jewelry for their cases. Using vintage glass beads, buttons and notions, Kaari created a unique look that appealed to many women looking for something different. Kaari began designing for Anthropology when they opened their first store in Philadelphia in 1992. For many years, Anthropologie and Kaari enjoyed working and designing together - all of the jewelry pieces Kaari designed used her vast collection of antique beads found all over the world. ... read more

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French General

French General began as a retail store on Crosby Street in New York City's Soho district. Filled with apothecary jars brimming with vintage notions, Kaari Meng and her sister Molly began selling a French-inspired lifestyle that included textiles, notions, ephemera, and household items found only in France. In 2003, Kaari and her family moved to Los Angeles and set up French General in an old Spanish style warehouse, on the edge of town and opened up one day a week for people to come in and browse their ever-changing collections that they collected on yearly trips to the South of France. ... read more

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  • Bonita Davis

    August 2016

    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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    March 2018

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

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