….and so to Arimatsu and Mr. Hiroshi Murase’s Tie Dying workshop.
Sitting at our desks Mr Murase gave us a little talk about the history of Shibori, with Yuka translating for us. Shibori is a type of tie-dying that this area of Japan is particularly famous for.
Our little kits were laid out for us and we were shown how to fold the strip of cotton fabric
before placing it between the two boards.
Mr. Murase checked each one to see it was accurately folded
before we added the elastic bands.
where the dye baths were set up in the doorway.
We were given a demonstration of how to dip the corners or edges of our triangle into the dye baths to create different patterns.
Blue on the left, red on the right.
There was a chart to show the different patterns possible.
Whilst they were drying we had a chance to wander round the village……….