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Indigo and Shibori Dyeing

$100.00

Sunday, September 9
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructor:  Aaron Head

 

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

Sunday, September 9
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructor:  Aaron Head

Class will be limited to 10 students

If you did not get a chance to take this sold-out workshop in April, now is your chance!  We are thrilled to invite Nashville-based visual artist, Aaron Head back to Chattanooga for another workshop.  Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique that produces a wide variety of beautiful patterns.  In this one-day workshop, students will learn the basics of shibori dyeing, with an emphasis on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques. Students will learn how to dye natural fiber goods in a plant-derived indigo vat.  Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, a dyed linen scarf, and a handout detailing the dye process.  Students need to bring a sack lunch.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.

This workshop is open to any and all!  Perfect for anyone who works with paper, bookmaking, fiber, and collage, or for anyone wants to add a new technique to their toolbox.  No experience necessary.

Materials:
All materials will be provided including 1 scarf-sized piece of linen and a yard of cotton for experimentation.  Students are highly encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best.  Vintage linens, pillow cases, dishtowels and clothing are all perfect for this. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.

Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash.

About the instructor:
Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Nashville, TN. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison. His curatorial work focuses on presenting honest depictions of the complex southern cultural climate through the lens of its artists, while his personal work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending, and hand-stitching.