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11/10/18 - Marfa | Chinati Foundation - Introduction to Indigo & Shibori

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Join Aaron Head, Nashville-based visual artist, for an introduction to Indigo and Shibori workshop on Saturday, November 10 at 9 AM at the incredible Chinati Foundation.

Participants will learn basics of shibori dyeing, with an emphasis on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twistresist) 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.

Detailed Description:
• Learn basics of Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) shibori dyeing.
• Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.
• 1 scarf-sized piece of linen and will be provided, along with a yard of cotton for
• Students are highly encouraged to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers
(cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Vintage linens, pillow cases,
dishtowels and clothing are all perfect for this. Pre-wash in hot water before the
• Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash
• Student should bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert are provided.

This is a free workshop, but registration is required. Registration will opens October 9th. Please e-mail me at if you would like to be notified when registration opens.