At the Kyoto Shibori Museum, your Japanese craft class shows you how to dye a 70-inch x 17-inch (180cm x 44cm) silk scarf using the Sekka shibori method. You'll end up with a beautiful scarf 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 colors and learning how to fold your fabric in a particular way, and then dye your fabric with the color. Roll your fabric with a towel, and press it. Then unfold your fabric to see the results.
While your fabric is 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.
• Kyoto Shibori Museum, 127 Shikiamicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8261 Kyoto Prefecture