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Fabric and mixed media artist Jennifer Eschedor shares the fascinating history of indigo dye with participants in preparation for the creation of two shibori silk scarves! Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru meaning “to wring, squeeze or press.” Cloth shaped by these methods is secured in a number of ways, such as binding and knotting. The results can be simple or complex, but always beautiful. Since you can never entirely control the process, the effects are often surprising and each piece is unique. Two 11″x 60″, 8mm habotai silk scarves (Habotai silk has a subtle sheen and is light enough to wear year round in the desert) and all other materials as well as instruction in folding, binding, twisting and tying is provided.