- 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.