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Indigo Shibori: Classic Blue and White Patterns on Silk and Cotton

Levels: All levels, no prior experience necessary

Offered: One Saturday afternoon workshop, 6/15/19, 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Kris Nardello

Indigo is a natural dye like no other! Students learn a simple way to make this stunning blue dye, then experiment with 3 different shibori (resist) techniques to create complex patterns on a silk scarf and cotton gauze scarf. Additional cotton fabric will be available for further experiments and you may bring your own clean white natural fiber yarn or tee to dye after the scarves have been dyed. Participants will receive handouts containing several recipes for making an indigo pot, supply resources, a bibliography and internet resources. We will be working inside and outdoors, so please have sun protection and water as well as wearing old clothes, gloves and an apron.

Kris holds a BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Millwaukee and a MS in Science Education from Oregon State University. She has taught numerous textile workshops for the Santa Cruz Knitting Guild, Carmel Crafts Guild, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum and the Santa Cruz Textile Arts Guild as well as teaching at local middle schools for 25 years. Kris uses her natural dyed yarns in her hand-woven rugs and knitted garments.

Fee: $120 one price for this class Join Now

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