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Indigo/Shibori AND Sashiko PACKAGE

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Title: Indigo/Shibori Dyeing AND Sashiko Workshop

Type of Workshop: Indigo/Shibori and Sashiko Stitching

Instructor: Aaron Head

Date: Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, 2020

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Price: $275/250 members

Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing, with many countries having used the plant and its brilliant blue color for centuries. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of the ancient practice of indigo dyeing, along with the historic pattern making process known as shibori. The skills learned in this workshop can be used at home and applied to existing artistic practices. All experience levels are welcome. After spending time with an indigo vat, students will grow to appreciate the complexities of indigo, and come to understand the ritualistic and community aspects of natural dyeing.

A linen scarf and a yard of fabric will be provided

Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please avoid bulky pieces (towels, jackets, bedding, etc.). Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color best. Pre wash in hot water before the workshop.

Wear old clothing

Participants will learn the basics behind hand-stitching, as well as the stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Participants will learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching, and learn to read Sashiko patterns.

Students are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with Sashiko thread and other naturally dyed thread for stitching with, and students will leave with at least 4 stitched swatches.

Students are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment or mending. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home good are perfect for this.

Shibori Images

Sashiko Images

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.

 

A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.

$275.00

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