At the Kyoto Shibori Museum, your Japanese craft class shows you how to dye a 86cm x 89cm silk cotton furoshiki (wrapping cloth) using the sekka shibori method. You'll end up with a beautiful cotton furoshiki to serve as a souvenir of your trip to Kyoto. Classes are usually individual and take 30 minutes to 60 minutes per class.
Start by choosing your favorite color and learning how to fold your fabric in a particular way. Put the folded fabric in between two boards then dye your fabric.
While your fabric is drying, rinsing and drying (about 30 minutes), you'll learn more about shibori. Browse art pieces, tools, and samples displayed in the museum, and try on a shibori kimono, if you wish. The museum shop also sells a variety of shibori items, souvenirs, fabrics, and more.
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Kyoto Shibori Museum, 127 Shikiamicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8261 Kyoto Prefecture