Join Aaron Head, Nashville-based visual artist, for an introduction to Indigo and Shibori
workshop on Saturday, November 17, at the Ellen Noel Art Museum.
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.
• 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.
More information is available here.