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If there’s one thing that can make a 9.0 earthquake more terrifying, it’s meltdown at a nuclear power plant. While you probably don’t have a spare helicopter or nuclear physicist to lend to Japan, you can help the earthquake relief effort by taking a Shibori workshop. The Textile Arts Center is teaching a few techniques of the traditional Japanese fabric dying method, with real indigo dye and everything. You’ll learn how to bind, stitch and fold cloth to make patterns of all different shapes.

The Textile Arts Center is donating all of the proceeds to Japan.

Shibori Workshop to Benefit Japan
Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll Street between 3rd and 4th Aves [Park Slope, Brooklyn]
Thursday, March 31
7 to 9pm, RVSP here
$10 minimum donation

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1 Comment

  1. March 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    wow articles for concern for Japan, i like it
    thanks for sharing