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Stitch Together: Shibori Dyeing

  • Stitch Buffalo 1215 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY, 14213 United States (map)

We are creating a space for garment sewists to gather and socialize. Our monthly meetings are a time to be creative, learn from other sewists in our community, and socialize in person. Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 18 (6:00–9:00PM). All are welcome regardless of ability, but space is limited. If you plan to attend, please RSVP a FREE ticket.

"Skill Share"
This month, Dawne Hoeg (Stitch Buffalo's founder/director and an instructor at the Buffalo State College Textile and Fiber Arts Design Department ) will teach us about shibori dyeing. Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing based on binding, stitching, folding, twisting, or compressing the cloth to create a limitless variety of patterns. This techniques dates to the 8th century and was traditionally paired with indigo dye.

"Me Made"
Each attendee in encouraged to share any item(s) they've made with the group—whether a hit or a miss! Please remember to bring an item or two with you if you're so inclined. Ideas include: garments, home goods, personal items, artistic expressions from your creative soul...

"Your Project"
An hour will be set aside for work on your own project, so please bring along anything you'll need. Cutting tables, ironing stations, and a couple sewing machines will be available. We'll also have some ties and other supplies available if you want to practice prepping those under Bridget's guidance during your own project time. It's entirely up to you!

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