Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
SHIBORI DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP
with Carol Anne Grotrian
Why does indigo seem magical? Because it dates back to ancient Egypt? Because the vat has a bloom and the color only develops on contact with air? Because successive dipping makes the shades of one color -- blue -- seem like many colors?
This class will emphasize shibori variations of pole wrapping (arashi) and clamping with clothespins, as we learn how to prepare and maintain smaller indigo vats that are more practical for most people's time and spaces.
Beginners as well as experienced students are welcome. Returning students will build on their shibori vocabulary to create more complex patterns and may request coaching in specific techniques as time allows.
About Carol Anne Grotrian: For twenty five years, Carol Anne has combined traditional quilting and shibori dyeing. It was the organic patterns of shibori that helped her find her voice in landscape quilts. Since 1989, landscape has provided abundant inspiration and challenges, giving her more ideas for quilts than she has had time to make them.
Her quilts are usually portraits of specific places and times and often create memories of the “breathing spaces” she has experienced. Like much contemporary art, her quilts are a careful abstract balance of shape and color which is overlaid with line—the quilted stitches.
Workshop Notes: You may bring a lunch or purchase one at one of the coffee shops or cafes near the museum. There is a parking lot behind the museum that is available only on weekends. We suggest you park there, as street parking is limited to two hours. If you are not familiar with this parking lot, click here for details.
FEE: $60 members/$70 non-members
$3 materials fee paid to instructor on day of workshop
The supply list for the workshop will be available soon.