Layering Shibori with Discharge and Color


Intermediate/Advanced With Doshi - FULL

Shibori is a the method of enhancing fabric, creating depth and mystery through color and texture. We will explore layers of resist and various methods of color application to increase the complexity of imagery and pattern. We will also look at color; inspiration, choosing and mixing with acid dyes on a variety of silk fabrics, building layers of rich color through processes such as pour dyeing, immersion dyeing and painting. Layering color upon color adds visual depth and allows the fabric to vibrate visually. We will also explore combining different methods of shaped resist to the fabric, using two methods in one wrap and layering a second wrap over one that has been dyed, using discharge in between.

Knowledge of how to do Shibori resist from personal experimentation or a previous class is expected so the layering and color work can be accomplished.

For 30 years Doshi created costumes for theater, ice skating, stunt shows and TV. In 1999 she began creating a line of wearable art and exhibiting in galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Doshi is also a professor of Costume Design at California State University Long Beach where she supervises and teaches costume design, patterning, accessory construction and dyeing. Spontaneity has been a recurring theme in Doshi's life and has found vivacious expression in her collections of garments and wall pieces. Doshi combines an exploration of shaped resist dyeing with a striking color palette to create work that pulsates with energy. Her hope is that wearing her garments will coax festivity out of the ordinary. "I want people to feel the same sense of joy and vitality that I had making the piece."

Workshop Title                                         

 Layering Shibori with Discharge and Color TH/F Intermediate/Advanced

Workshop Dates                                       

 10/07/2021- 10/08/2021

Workshop Description


Two day workshop using advanced techniques to layer color with Shibori color and Discharge.

Materials provided shibori samples and books, handouts, silk fabric samples to dye, acid dye, citric acid, discharge chemicals, chop sticks, ikat tape, Itajimi shapes, clamps, patterns, squeeze bottles, brushes

Cost of materials provided



What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

 Notepad and pencil, idea books/magazines/sketchbooks shibori and/or color inspiration, particle mask or respirator, rubber nitrile or latex gloves, water soluable fabric marking pen, clear plastic ruler or measuring tape, scissors, bees wax or Thread Heaven to wax thread, needles with eye large enough for thread but not so large that it leaves holes in your fabric, heavy duty thread, large ball or cone of sturdy string, silk fabric in a variety of weaves without finishes and scroured prior to class, metal spring clamps 4" and 6", wooden clothes pins and /or binder clips, rubber bands, rope which is nylon, polyester or cotton 1/4" and 3/4" diameter about 72" in length, plastic jars with screw lids to mix personal dye colors, squeeze bottles, brushes and pipettes or syringes to apply personal dye colors.