creation of adam with shibori indigo fabric

SHIBORI WEEK

September 2-8, 2018

Catalyst brings a little bit of Japan to Italy! Shibori means to tie, fold, and bind cloth before dyeing using indigo dyes. We'll demonstrate how to create an indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo crystals and share several fold, tie, and resist techniques. Participants will create their own dyed cloths. We'll also introduce complementary tecniques like shifu, Japanese thread spinning with a drop spindle. There's ample time for you to experiment and do your own thing. The week will culminate in an outdoor exhibition of your creations at the beach in Viareggio.
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Rooms and Rates

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Lucca King

Beautifully appointed, it has a king size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Located in the main residence.

Single (1 person): 3000€
Double (2 people): 4500€
Accompanying spouse/friend saves 50%

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Gold Queen

Also beautifully appointed, it has a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Located in the main residence.

Single (1 person): 3000€
Double (2 people): 4500€
Accompanying spouse/friend saves 50%

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Rosina king bedroom with the word BOOKED

Rosina Queen

Charming with a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Located in Casa Rosina across from the art studio.

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Blue King

A large, opulent room with a king size bed. Shares a large bathroom (with both shower and bathtub) with the Sage Room next door. Located in the main residence.

Rosina queen bedroom with the word BOOKED

Rosina King

Spacious room with a king size bed. Shares a hall bathroom with shower. Located in Casa Rosina across from the art studio.

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Sage Twin

Sage Twin in the main residence has two single beds and ample room for two guests. It shares a large bathroom with shower and bathtub with the Blue Room next door.

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What's Included

Included in your retreat rate

6 nights accomodations at Casa Berti

Professional transfers to/from Pisa Airport or Lucca train station

Breakfast buffet, lunch, snacks, and dinner
(Includes food, beer, wine, liquor, coffee, and tea)

Access to a large on-site art studio

Shibori instruction and demos by our resident artist (artists only)

Indigo dyes, a selection of basic fabric, and supplies

Art salons, and impromptu studio activities

Mid-week party

Day trip to Lucca with lunch

Transfers to/from the outdoor exhibition, post-show dinner

Participation in the Catalyst Art Exhibition: Shibori Takeover (artists only)

Taxes, fees, and gratuities

Not Included

Airfare

Travel insurance

Shopping and personal expenses

Custom fabrics and materials

Add-on activities

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Shibori Week Resident Artist

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Haven Lin-Kirk

Haven is Vice Dean of Design, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California.

Shibori means to tie, fold, and bind cloth before dyeing using indigo dyes. Lin-Kirk will demonstrate how to create an indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo crystals and share several fold, tie, and resist techniques. Participants will create their own dyed cloths.

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