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Indigo Shibori Dyeing

$100.00

2018
Sunday, April 22
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructor:  Aaron Head

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Sunday, April 22
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Instructor:  Aaron Head

Class will be limited to 10 students

Indigo 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 indigo shibori resist dyeing, with a concentration on folded, tied, and clamped resist methods.

Students will learn the terminology and techniques and will work with natural fiber goods in a plant-derived indigo vat.  Two  scarf-sized pieces of linen and a small cotton tote will be provided to each student to dye and to take home.

In addition to dyeing the materials provided in the workshop, students may bring their own goods to dye but please avoid bulky pieces (towels, jackets, bedding etc.). Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.  If time and materials allow, more experimental dyeing (paper, yarn, hair) can be done at the end of the workshop. Wear old clothing that can be stained. The dye will splash.

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.

All materials are included.  A vegetarian lunch and drinks will be provided. Those with food restrictions are free to bring their own lunch.

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 and has traveled to teach workshops throughout the Southeast.  His art practice investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, handmending, and handstitching.