Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop - Sat 5/13

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Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop - Sat 5/13

75.00

with Ali Smith of Salt and Still

Saturday May 13th 1-4pm

Location: 442 Warren St. Hudson, NY

Class size limited to 8

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In this 3-hour workshop students will learn to mix and maintain an indigo vat using only sugar and natural materials – no chemicals! — as well as the basics of shibori, a Japanese resist technique that uses folding, binding, and stitching to create beautiful patterns on cloth.  We will discuss how to select and prepare fabric for dyeing with indigo, and students will leave with an array of fabric they have dyed in class plus the knowledge to make and maintain an indigo vat at home. 

Supplies: Participants will be provided with a selection of fabric to dye but are also asked to bring a pre-washed, small textile item made of a natural fiber like cotton, linen, wool or silk to dye in the vat. This workshop can get messy so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dye on!

Sustenance: Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Location: 442 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

Alison Charli Smith a textile artist specializing in natural dyes and sashiko style stitching.  Her creative studio Salt & Still produces handmade goods created with natural plant + insect based dyes and fibers like cotton, linen, silk and wool. All pieces are designed, dyed, and crafted in small batches, making them truly one of a kind. The name Salt & Still is a tribute to water, an ingredient that is elemental to the natural dye process. Inspiration is drawn from the mountains, the sea, traditions both old and new, and the love of natural magic.