Arashi Shibori (Pole-dyeing)
by Andi Perejda
This workshop requires commercial sinks (at least two) and surfaces for wet work.
- Rubber gloves (the farther up the arm they go, the better!)
- Dry cleaner bags or similar plastic to protect table while painting with dyes.
- A medium-sized sponge "brush."
- Scissors, nothing special.
- Four 2 - 3 inch diameter PVC pipes, about 18 - 24 inches long. The white ones are lighter weight and easier to handle than the black ones. I get these at the scrap section in plumbing dept. at Miner's.
- Strong rubber bands, about 10 -12.
- Ball of string, strong and fairly thin.
- Plastic sacks to take wet fabric home in. You may want a few, to keep colors separated, since we can't use a washing machine at the class site. OR a couple of small buckets with lids to keep fabric in water and Synthrapol on the way home (messy)
- A few clean-up rags (old towels are good)
- Fine point Sharpie pen
- Stapler and small piece of tyvek, such as from a mailing envelope
- Five-gallon plastic buckets for dye solutions
- PFD cotton fabric, 4 - 6 yards
Andi will supply dyes, soda ash and other chemicals for a kit fee of $10 per person.