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Indigo Flowers - Plant Symmetry on Cloth

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September 2, 2023
September 2, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

This one-day workshop invites the indigo-curious to explore patterns of flowers both real and imaginary. Using fold, clamp and shift techniques with a variety of clamp shapes students will be empowered to play like pollinators. Techniques practiced have wide use to create infinite radial designs with indigo. We will look at examples in nature and create several small samples and one larger piece. The basics of how an indigo vat works will be discussed. Students will be given a detailed packet that will contain information to help create future vats in their own studios and leave with a finished project.

Can be taken in tandem with the Moon in Indigo workshop the following day.

About the Instructor(s)

Iris Sullivan Daire is an artist and naturalist dyer who uses site specific pigments and dyes to add new layers of meaning to the narrative of her work. She relishes using science, metaphor and story to bring the materials to life while teaching.

Iris lives with her family next to the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. She grows traditional dye plants and has been quietly mapping the hidden colors contained within the native and invasive plants of the North Oregon Coast. She holds a BFA in fiber arts from University of Oregon and has been teaching for over 20 years.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Note taking supplies

• Apron


• Waterproof indelible pen: like black Sakura Pigma Micron Pen

• Erasable fabric marker like: Dritz blue Mark-B-Gone Pen

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Cloth

• Natural Indigo Vats

• Comprehensive packet

• Selection of clamps

• Long waterproof gloves

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