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Intro to Shibori Dyeing: Create your own Prayer Flags

Welcome to our Women's Arts Class, Moon + Womb's creative offering for women where we explore our creativity together in circle. Shibori dyeing is one of the most ancient methods of fabric dyeing, dating back to the Edo period in Japan. Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press." By shaping, wrapping, folding, sewing and clamping fabric before dyeing, unique and beautiful patterns can be created in the fabric. This is a beautiful, ancient art that is extremely easy to learn- no fabric experience necessary.

Together we will create our own prayer flags using the shibori method. Before we begin to create, we will center ourselves together in circle and draw down the prayer or intention we will put into our flags. Afterwards, we will go over the basic techniques including the spider web, chevron and tooth stitch, along with wrapping and folding techniques. We will also go over the basics of MX fiber reactive dyeing and how to dye fabric on your own at home.  Each woman will receive 10 sheets of muslin to experiment with and dye, which we will then dry and sew into prayer flags on the sewing machine. There will be fabric paint available if you would like to paint sacred symbols or designs onto your flags.

Join us in circle and create something you didn't know you could create in a supportive and loving space for women.

Class will be taught by Liz Ogletree, BFA in Fabric Design. www.lizogletreeart.com

When: May 5, 2-6pm | Where: Moon + Womb, 1400 Saulsbury St. Unit C. Lakewood, CO | Cost: $55, PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:https://www.moonandwomb.com/shop/intro-to-shibori-dyeing-create-your-own-prayer-flags

Class is limited to 8, please register ahead of time to secure a spot! Email us at moonandwomb@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.