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Exploring Indigo Dyeing And Shibori

  • SOUTH MAIN CREATIVE 1600 South Main Little Rock Arkansas 72206 United States (map)

Join us for exploration of Indigo and Shibori with returning artist Aaron Head of @aaronsandershead!

Participants will learn basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat, along with various approaches to Japanese shibori resist dyeing. Aaron will focus on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist), Arashi (pole wrapping) and Nui (stitch resist) techniques. Materials fee covers items listed below; participants are encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, dyed goods from home, and a handout detailing the dye process. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or visit a local SoMa restaurant during the lunch break.

Materials fee covers:
• A yard of cotton for experimentation.
• Supplies for shibori.
• Students are encouraged to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept color best. Vintage linens, pillow cases, dishtowels and clothing are good choices. Pre-wash in hot water and dry before the workshop.
• Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash!


Saturday September 7, 2019, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $95. A materials fee of $25 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

Earlier Event: September 6
SoMa After Dark
Later Event: September 8
Building A Sustainable Wardrobe