Shibori Workshop with Rosa Sung Ji Chang

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Stitched Shibori (Japanese traditional Tie-Dye technique) has been widely practiced by many contemporary natural dyers both nationally and internationally. During the class, students will learn a story about one of the indigo plant species “Polygonum tinctorium”, how to make a natural fructose indigo vat, and how to make a basic stitched shibori pattern on fabric. Students will learn how to dye with natural products, meaning there is no waste and no chemicals that will damage the planet through this dying process. Rosa will also briefly discuss her work as a gardener and the importance of growing pollinator plants like Indigo, at home.

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Supplying your own materials:

If you have access to fabric made of natural fibers, indigo pigment and for a fixative then you are all set for this workshop.

Need based materials:

There are 3 packages available for need based attendees to participate in this workshop with the Indigo dye and fixative. Please contact the program facilitator at if you are interested in a need based materials package.

Purchasing your own materials:

Workshop kits will be available via indigo shade map website soon. Please contact Rosa to purchase materials at


If you have any questions regarding this workshop please contact the Exhibition Programming Coordinator, Megan Koeppel at


This online workshop will be hosted through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. After you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log into the class the day before the workshop begins. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.


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