Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health threat, we are suspending public programs scheduled from March 16 through September 30, 2020. Morikami will continue to reevaluate and reassess as information about the virus and its impact on public health is presented.
The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Shibori is a Japanese technique of manual resist dyeing used to make patterns on fabrics. Learn various shibori techniques and get a chance to make your own shibori creation. In our October session, make a set of special dinner napkins for your home. Come to our February session and make a shibori scarf for your wardrobe or for a special someone. In March, cook in style by making your own shibori apron to wear.
- 10:00am – 4:00pm
- November 2, 2019 (shibori napkins)
- February 1, 2020 (shibori scarf)
- March 28, 2020 (shibori apron) (CANCELLED)
- $50 per workshop
- $20 (cash payable to the instructor)
- Oki Education Center
- Rubber gloves (long ones like the ones used for dish washing)
- Apron/smock or wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
- Plastic bag to take wet items home (a one gallon Ziploc would be good)
Meet Your Instructor
Formerly an interior designer and then Fine Art Gallery Director, Suzanne Connors has always loved art and textiles. Suzanne has maintained an active fiber art studio since 2008. Her academic background in architecture and design lays the groundwork for her practice using traditional shibori techniques. Creating a body of detail design, establishing order, combining simple techniques, textures and using design repetition are foundations of her work. Suzanne enjoys sharing her passion for texture, color, and pattern through her artwork and workshops. She lives in Stuart, Florida surrounded by her family and is the founder of the Aya Fiber Studio.