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Natural Dye Workshop with Aaron Sanders Head

About the Workshop:
Aaron will share his knowledge of Indigo, a fascinating plant with a complex history, and Shibori, a Japanese manual resist technique for creating complex, unique patterns on fabric. Participants will first learn how to dye natural fiber goods with indigo and how to maintain vats for longest lasting color. Aaron will then share several resist and shibori techniques, with a concentration on folded, tied, and clamped resist.

A ½ yard of fabric per student will be provided for experimentation, but participants should bring their own goods to dye.

What to bring:
Goods from home should be made from natural fibers, and cellulose (cotton, linen) accepts color best. Pre-wash all fabric in hot water before the workshop. Participants should wear old clothing that can be stained, including shoes, or bring an apron. Bring a pair of rubber gloves with high sleeves, like dishwashing gloves.

Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Cost: $95