Celebrate NYCxDesign with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on Saturday, May 18 at Brooklyn’s Industry City, Courtyard 1/2 (2nd Avenue Between 36th and 37th Street). Come gain exposure to design and the design process in our highly interactive workshops. No prior experience with design is needed to participate.
11:00 Am–2:00 pm | SHIBORI DYEING WITH INDIGO— Explore PATTERN
Learn the traditional Japanese art of Shibori dyeing and create your own pattern on fabric with textile designer Barrie Cohen of Anthemia. All materials will be provided. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.
This event is free. Registration is not required.
3:00–4:30 pm | SHIBORI DYEING WITH INDIGO— Explore Process + techniques
Join textile designer Barrie Cohen of Anthemia to learn the traditional Japanese art of Shibori dyeing with indigo. Learn the history behind the art of Shibori, methods for creating patterns and the intricacies of preparing and maintaining indigo vats. All materials will be provided. Recommended for audiences 18 years and older. Registration is required.
$30 General Admission; $20 Cooper Hewitt Member, Student, Educator; $10 Seniors.
ABOUT BARRIE COHEN/ANTHEMIA
Originally from New York, Barrie Cohen spent several years traveling and working on organic vegetable farms. During that time, she began exploring the different uses for plants. She became increasingly well-versed in their medicinal properties, eventually falling in love with the traditional practice of plant dyeing. Today, Cohen works out of her studio in Brooklyn and dyes fabric using plants and flowers to create one of a kind healing garments.
Industry City programming made possible by Jamestown.