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Hand-Piecing A Naturally Dyed Quilt

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Hand-Piecing A Naturally Dyed Quilt
Aaron Head
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, participants will explore the extensive worlds of indigo, hand-stitching and quilt-making. In the first part of the workshop, we will learn to dye natural material in a plant-derived indigo vat, and learn basic Shibori techniques for pattern making. You will then learn introductory hand-piecing techniques for creating a mini quilt. Along with hand-quilting, tying and stitching techniques to add visual interest will also be explored. We will then combine your dyed fabric with naturally dyed fabric provided by the instructor to create a hand-dyed, hand-pieced wall-hanging.

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

• A piece of natural fiber quilt batting, measuring at least 36" x 36".

• A rotary cutter and cutting mat. If a participant doesn't have these tools already, we can share in the workshop, but it's convenient to have your own.

• If students have any special fabric or thread they would like to incorporate into their quilt, they are welcome to bring that as well.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Cotton fabric for dyeing

• Scraps of naturally dyed material for adding color

• Indigo vats and all related Shibori materials

• Quilting and Sashiko thread

• Assorted quilting materials

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