Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat

About class

This is a workshop for weavers who are interested in transforming their work through dyeing.

Weaving will be done with cotton or other cellulose fiber and all dyeing will be done with indigo. The class will build organic indigo vats, using fructose, henna, or iron as reduction agents. Students will learn how to use these vats and maintain them.

Looms will be prepared for woven shibori, according to instructions provided. Emphasis will be place on experimenting with patterns and understanding structural possibilities on 4 or 8 shafts. Students will be encouraged to sample but it will be possible to complete a small product such as a scarf or woven runner.

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Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat



Class Dates



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Aug 15th, 2019 - Aug 17th, 2019

Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.

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This class's instructor

Catherine Ellis

Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and a dyer for over 40 years. After three decades of teaching the Fiber Program at Haywood Community College in NC she is now dedicated to studio work, focusing on…

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