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Learn Japanese fiber art methods at Watermark

Learn shibori dyeing and sashiko stitching from instructor Mary Bartrud on Dec. 3.

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The traditional Japanese method of sashiko stitching, like this example by instructor Mary Bratrud, will be featured in a workshop Dec. 3, 2022 at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.
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Mary Bartrud will lead a workshop on traditional Japanese methods of folding, binding and stitching while dyeing fabric with indigo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.

Shibori dyeing is a centuries-old Japanese technique of binding fabric in various ways before dyeing it to create areas that remain unexposed to the dye. According to a news release, “The result is beautiful, deep indigo-blue patterns. There are many different techniques used in binding, including sashiko stitching, each producing unique results.”

Explore different stitching techniques, each producing a different pattern. Each student will stitch/dye a tea towel and an 18-by-18-inch fabric square.

For more information, visit watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570.

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