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The Art of Shibori

Shibori dying art workshop is coming to Historic Bethlehem! "The Art of Shibori" will be at the Single Sisters House on September 30.

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10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Shibori — the art of manipulating cloth before dyeing — results in brilliant, eye-catching patterns. The practice is used in many cultures and geographic regions, with the earliest examples coming from Peru around 500 CE.

HBMS is hosting a workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at The Single Sisters’ House and Courtyard (44 W. Church St) where you can try your hands at folding, tying, sewing, knotting, and wrapping to create your own unique textiles.

Learn the history of shibori while trying six basic techniques with artist and instructor Michelle Meade. 

While at the Single Sisters’ House, learn about the role of early textile dyeing and the dye works in 18th Century Moravian Bethlehem and see examples of dyed thread Moravian women used in their textiles and weavings.  

All guests will receive a tea towel and bandana or hair scrunchie to dye, and are encouraged to bring their own cotton textiles from home to dye as well. 

When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 1
Where: The Single Sisters’ House and Courtyard (44 W. Church St)

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