Itajime Shibori: Fold-And-Clamp Fabric Dyeing
Itajime Shibori: Fold-And-Clamp Fabric Dyeing
Itajime Shibori: Fold-And-Clamp Fabric Dyeing
Itajime Shibori: Fold-And-Clamp Fabric Dyeing
Itajime Shibori: Fold-And-Clamp Fabric Dyeing

Itajime Shibori: Fold-And-Clamp Fabric Dyeing


Regular price $305.00

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Course Fee: $275
Materials: $30 (some materials are student-provided, see Supply Info below)

TIME: 10:00AM – 4:00PM PST
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

Join Diana Gipson to discover the traditional art of Itajime Shibori! In this workshop, you'll get an in-depth look into this fold-and-clamp dyeing technique. First, fabric is accordion-folded and placed between two flat surfaces, like boards. Then, a C-clamp is used to compress the folded fabric, which serves as a dye resist. After this, the fabric is placed in a single color dye or clamped again and dipped into multiple dye colors. Each dip reveals a unique pattern, rhythm, and full of colorful nuance. Your unclamped dyed fabric will certainly be full of surprises!

Registration fee covers silk fabrics, needles, threads, silk scarves and dyes.

Students should bring:

  • Kitchen-length rubber gloves
  • Three or four 3” C-clamps
  • 12" ruler, paper cutting scissors, notebook and pen
  • Rags for keeping tools clean and dry
  • Apron or old shirt
  • Brown bag lunch

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Diana Gipson is a fiber artist and teacher whose love of sewing began at an early age. After raising a family, she returned to college and graduate school where she was introduced to the Japanese design techniques of shibori stitching, fold and clamp, and pole wrapping. Hand-stitching on silk immediately became the predominant focus of her fiber art. She has continued to create shibori wall art and clothing, as well as teaching design and hand-dyeing workshops. Since moving to Port Townsend and then to Mercer Island from Boise, Idaho, where she taught art at Boise State, her shibori work has been shown locally in galleries and exhibitions, and her shibori clothing has been exhibited in P.T. Wearable Art Shows. She recently designed and executed shibori-stitched and dyed coordinated vestments for the Episcopal Church in Port Townsend.

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If you cannot attend a course for any reason, we can offer you a refund as follows:

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the course start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 2 weeks before course start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel one week or less before the course start date, there will be no refund.

All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. Please contact for more information.

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