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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

The Art of Shibori Dyeing - Summer

with Kristen Bartlett


Japanese resistance-dyeing dates back to the 8th century. Bind, fold and twist your cloth to create beautifully dyed patterns. Explore techniques with a selection of objects for manipulating the fabric. A pre-reduced natural dye extracted from the indigo plant will be used. Tuition includes two flour sack towels and materials to manipulate & dye fabric.

Required: One pre-washed non-bulky fabric item (can be clothing) no larger than 4 x 4 feet, made of 100% natural fiber: cotton, cashmere, or silk and one pair of heavy-duty plastic gloves. You will be dyeing outside so dress appropriately and wear dark clothing or something you would not mind getting dye on.

Kristen Bartlett was exposed to art at a very early age, inspiring her lifelong creative path. With schooling in drawing, oil painting, graphic design and photography, Kristen practices many forms of art and crafts. Her current loves are in mixed media collage, Japanese shibori dyeing and bath fizzies.

  • Aug 17th, 2019
    Sat for 1 week from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saco LC

207 282 3846

80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions

Room: Rm 1

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