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Exploring Indigo and Shibori

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Exploring Indigo and Shibori
Aaron Head
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10:00 - 4:00
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February 25, 2020
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March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Participants will learn the basics of dyeing with a plant-based indigo vat, including how to create your own ferrous iron vat in your home studio. Using indigo pigment extracted from Aaron's own plants, participants will also explore various approaches to Shibori dyeing, with a primary focus on Itajime, Kumo and Arashi techniques, as well as more experimental techniques. Participants will leave with dyed cellulose fabric, dyed goods from home and a handout detailing the dyeing process.

About the Instructor(s)

Aaron Sanders Head is a traveling, teaching artist based in Greensboro, Alabama. His work investigates, restores and reinterprets historical textile practices with a focus on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and hand-stitching. Aaron explores the intersections of practices of the past with contemporary craft, and the ways that sewing and textile arts can aid in increasing diversity and representation in the creative class. He has conducted workshops at TatterBLUE in Brooklyn, NY; The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX; the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL and other venues across the United States

Materials List: Students Bring

• All materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own small natural fiber items to dye. White or neutral cellulose fabrics will accept the color the best, but experimental over-dyeing on other colors can be done as well.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• A yard of cotton fabric

• Itajime shapes

• Binding twine

• All Shibori materials

• Homegrown indigo pigment

• Ferrous iron

• All materials for the indigo vat

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