Fabric Magic with Shibori Indigo & Ice Cube Dyeing

June 3 - June 5, 2022

Fabric Magic with Shibori Indigo & Ice Cube Dyeing


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $455
Material Fee: $35

Over the course of this workshop, you will learn two methods of fabric surface design: Ice Cube Dyeing and Shibori Indigo. Some of the techniques can be used in both but each method offers distinctive results in color and pattern. You will learn how to manipulate cloth to create patterns for Ice Cube Dyeing, resulting in painterly and experimental images, or clear, discerning patterns. Using the magnificent purplish blue indigo, cloth is folded, clamped, and wrapped the traditional way to create elegant and classic patterns. Using objects placed inside the cloth, you will also learn non-traditional ways of making images. No artistic background or skill sets are required – but these methods work best if you are willing to experiment, use a little bit of strength, and have some patience. The most important requirement for this workshop is to love color!

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Miriam Jacobs

Miriam Jacobs has been doing some form of art since she could hold a crayon. She graduated from art school at SUNY Purchase, where drawing the human body was her primary focus. She also explored painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and woodworking, and in a baptism-by-fire experience, initiated an experimental film animation class. Since graduating, Miriam has sold her work, exhibited in solo and group shows, and had two pieces published in a book. She has been a vendor at juried fine art and craft and quilt shows, demonstrated, lectured, and participated in panel discussions. As an art teacher, Miriam has taught all ages, in-person and virtually, in public and private schools, museums and other institutions. Her interest in surface design and textile design has been growing and developing over the last 15 years. This is a direction she never could have predicted but which has resulted in rich experiments in color, texture, pattern, and composition. Miriam gets enormous satisfaction teaching these methods, especially when those who have not done anything creative for many years are amazed and thrilled with their work.

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