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10/6/18 - Mobile, AL - Introduction to Indigo and Shibori

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Join Aaron Head, Nashville-based visual artist, for an introduction to Indigo and Shibori
workshop on Saturday, October 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the beautiful Mobile Museum of Art.

Participants will learn basics of shibori dyeing, with an emphasis on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques. Materials will be provided, and participants are highly encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, a dyed linen scarf, and a handout detailing the dye process.

•Learn basics of shibori resist dyeing, with a concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist.
• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.
• 1 scarf-sized piece of linen and small cotton tote will be provided, along with plenty of muslin and cotton for experimentation.
• Feel free to bring your 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.
• Wear old clothing that can be stained. The dye will splash.

Registration is available here.

No children, please.