Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat
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.