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.
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.