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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

The Art of Shibori Dyeing

with Kristen Bartlett


Bind, fold and twist your cloth to create beautifully dyed patterns while using Japanese resistance-dyeing techniques dating back to the 8th century. Explore techniques with a selection of objects for manipulating the fabric using a pre-reduced indigo dye.

Leave with four dyed-by-you creations: two tea towels, a tote bag and the fourth, an item of your choice! Dye ingredients, vat, washbasin, materials for manipulating fabric, a tea towel and tote bag will be provided.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring one pair of heavy-duty plastic gloves and one light-colored 100% cotton item to dye (T-shirt, handkerchief, pillowcase, etc.); dyeing is outside, so dress for the weather, wear clothing for dyeing and bring lunch.

Kristen Bartlett, owner of Alley Oop Apothecary since 2020, was exposed to art & crafts very early, inspiring her lifelong creative path. With schooling in drawing, oil painting, graphic design, photography, and business Kristen practices many forms of art & crafts.

  • Sep 18th, 2022
    Sun for 1 week from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saco LC

(207) 282-3846

80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions

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