Mobile Museum of Art: Indigo Dying & Shibori with Aaron Sanders Head

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Date(s) - October 23, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mobile Museum of Art


Join Aaron Sanders Head for a day getting to know your indigo vat! Participants will first learn how to dye natural fiber goods in vats and how to maintain vats for longest lasting color. After learning a brief history of global shibori traditions, participants will learn a few basic shibori techniques, with a concentration on folded, tied, and clamped resist.

The instructor will provide a yard of fabric per student for experimentation, but participants should feel highly encouraged to bring their own goods to dye. Goods from home should be made from natural fibers, and cellulose (cotton, linen, rayon) 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. Participants should bring a pair of rubber gloves with a high sleeve, like dishwashing gloves.

Aaron will have dye kits available for purchase, including all ingredients needed to make a vat, if you’d like to continue dyeing at home.

Saturday, October 23
10 am – 2 pm
$145/$125 members