Holiday Shibori: Indigo Silk Dyeing Workshop

Monday, December 11th, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm CST
Spoke & Weal // 1637 W Belmont Ave // Chicago, Illinois



Delve into the vibrant world of Shibori with the YIB community, in this hands-on indigo silk dyeing class! Unlock the secrets of this ancient Japanese technique and transform ordinary table linens into stunning works of art.

No prior experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Includes a set of 4. Option to upgrade to 6 or 8 for additional cost.

about Rachael Levine

Join Jacq and the YIB community for a beautiful night of creativity and connection!

Textiles artist and fashion designer with a focus on Shibori fabric dyeing and textile manipulation, Rachael has been a working artist since 2014, after graduating with her BFA in Fashion Design from Columbia College Chicago. Her love of clothing construction and manipulating textiles has blossomed into an ever changing art-to-wear collection. The brand name ARAE is a play on words, deriving from Rachael's nickname, Rae, and the word 'array' - an impressive display of things. Under her brand, she prioritizes zero waste design, and works with different kinds of silk and wool.

Over the course of this workshop, you'll learn the foundational folds and binding patterns used in Shibori to create beautiful, intricate designs.

Each participant will receive a set of high-quality silk table linens to dye and take home, ideal for a festive holiday table setting or as personalized gifts. You will be guided step-by-step through the dyeing process, from mixing your own indigo vat to understanding the effects of resist dyeing.

By the end of the session, not only will you have a set of exquisite table linens, the confidence to continue exploring the art of Shibori at home, but you’ll also walk away with deeper human connections having tried something new together as well!

ARAE has been sold in many independently owned boutiques and museum shops across the US. Rachael also takes her brand across the country to prestigious handmade shows, and has sold online with large retailers such as Free People, Artful Home, and Uncommon Goods. Rachael loves creating pieces of wearable art that allow her customers to express their own creative styles with every wear.