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7/27/19 - Dyeing + Stitching Workshop at my Home Studio

7/27/19 - Home Studio Workshop
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Join me at my home studio, located in our 1830s house and gardens in Greensboro, AL, for a day of dyeing, stitching, quilting, eating and enjoying each others’ company.

Aaron Sanders Head Natural Dye and Stitching Workshop

We’ll begin the day in the shaded outdoor studio learning to create plant-based indigo vats, and how to utilize traditional shibori methods to create patterns on textiles. We’ll focus primarily on Kumo and Itajime shibori techniques. After a morning of dyeing, we’ll gather for a homemade lunch.

After lunch, we’ll learn to hand-piece fabric into quilt blocks. Using our dyed fabric from the morning, and other naturally dyed fabric scraps, we’ll create hand-stitched, hand-pieced work. We’ll then learn some Sashiko and geometric stitching to add visual interest to our project. Participants will leave with a wealth of knowledge and a healthy start on a new project.


Greensboro, AL is located in Hale County in West Alabama. For reference, it is 89 miles from Birmingham and just under 40 miles from Tuscaloosa. I am happy to help with accommodations as needed, by putting you in contact with the Bed and Breakfast in Greensboro, or making Air BNB/Hotel recommendations in nearby Tuscaloosa. Please don’t be intimidated by the drive—I promise, it’s a beautiful drive and worth it! You’ll be contacted about dietary restrictions once you’ve registered.