Whitney Crutchfield is the founder and designer behind We Gather, a Brooklyn-based brand of hand-dyed handwoven home goods and educational textile studio. She has been rather textile-obsessed ever since learning to sew a reversible Barbie skirt in kindergarten, and has been weaving and dyeing her own textiles for over 10 years. She teaches others about the sheer delight of fabric at FIT and in the We Gather studio.
Join us for an afternoon of textile and color magic with Whitney's workshop! This shibori dyeing class is perfect for a textile newbie or for someone who is looking to expand their textile horizons. In this 3-hour class, we'll cover the basics of this magical Japanese method with folding, cinching, and binding techniques. You'll learn how to mix a dye bath and experiment with color through immersion dye processes. Get familiar with these low-impact dyes and walk away with your own super soft and cozy multifunctional hand-dyed textile, perfect as a beach blanket, scarf, or table runner. All materials are included, but students are welcome to bring small natural fiber (cotton, linen, silk) fabric items they would like to dye.
Shibori Dyeing and the Magic of Color is Sunday 2/19 from 2-5p. Sign up here!