There are many techniques for dying cloth. During this experience, you can try two of these methods: Kasamaki and Nuishime. The Kasamaki method is a technique that involves stitching around the shape you want to create, pulling the thread tight, and then wrapping the threads around the cone of fabric several times. The Nuishime method is a technique that involves stitching along a line and then pulling the thread tight.
After dyeing a silk wrapping cloth (38cm x 38cm) using the Kasamaki shibori method and Nuishime shibori method, you will end up with a beautiful silk wrapping cloth that will serve as a great memento of your trip to Kyoto. Classes are usually held individually and will take about 60 minutes to 90 minutes.
- Choose your favorite design and color.
- Listen to the explanation of Kasamaki Shibori.
- Employ the Kasamaki shibori (winding technique) on your fabric.
- Listen to the explanation of Nuishime Shibori.
- Employ the Nuishime Shibori (stitching technique) on your fabric.
- Go to the dye studio and dye your fabric (approximately 5 minutes).
- Rinse your fabric.
- Go to the exhibition floor and watch a DVD and learn more about shibori and see the shibori exhibition until your fabric gets dried (approximately 30 minutes).
- Go back to the class room.
- Untie and cut the threads.
- Open your fabric and see the results.