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Indigo Workshop

923 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
923 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 236-1590

  • Date(s): February 25, 2018 to February 25, 2018
  • Event Times: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Price: $100
  • Location: The Central Collective

-Learn basics of shibori resist dyeing, with a concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist.

-Learn the terminology of shibori and indigo dyeing.

-Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.

-2 scarf-sized pieces of linen and small cotton tote 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 the best. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.

-If time and materials allow, more experimental dyeing (paper, yarn, hair) can be done at the end of the workshop.

-Wear old clothing that can be stained. The dye will splash.
Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Nashville, TN. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison and has traveled to teach workshops throughout the Southeast. His art practice investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending and hand- stitching.

Indigo Workshop