Indigo Dyeing and Shibori


Indigo Dyeing and Shibori

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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveThursday

Class Time: Please make a selection above5:30-9:30pm (4 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above7TEX03B21-B

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Leather

Price: $155.00

Member Price: $147.50

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Description

Learn to create unique patterns on fabric using shibori techniques and natural indigo dye. You will use folding, tying, and binding resist techniques to dye four cotton napkins and one tote bag. You will also learn the basics of mixing and maintaining a natural indigo dye bath.

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for all students. Starting January 1, vaccinations are required for everyone age 12+. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Rikki Smeltzer

I am an 80’s child, raised in Lawton, Oklahoma with many cultures due to the presents of the military base Fort Sill.  I was deeply involved in my Native American Culture, as they were a majority of the people in my community.   My education includes Culinary Arts, Cartography, Metals and Jewelry Design, Ceramics, and Bookbinding.  I live here in West Oakland where I work on the house with my husband, I also do the yard work.   

I want to make the items for today’s ritual.  It has always been a part of man to replace what was lost, this has become dominate in current civilization, known as disposable items, making situations and routines mundane.  I look to bring back the appreciation of the items in our lives and how they aid us.  In making items that are cherished by the individual and not tossed away or passed on.  Its’ journey was made with the owner and will stay with the owner through death.

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