New Weave: Natural Dye and Tapestry Weaving

Saturday, April 29, 1pm - 4pm at The Greenville Center for Creative Arts
focus on dyeing experiments and communal yarn

Sunday, April 30, 1pm - 4pm at The Greenville Center for Creative Arts
full class of weaving instruction. Each student is provided with a loom, one warp, weaving fiber, and a tapestry needle, and netting shuttle. 

Kristy Bishop will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes and weaving.  All around us, there are plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield the richest and most beautiful colors.  Whether its onion skins or annatto seeds from the local grocer, goldenrod picked from a roadside, or a more exotic dye such as indigo and cochineal that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, students will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant. 

As long as humans have been using plants to dye we have been weaving those fibers into clothing, tapestries and functional goods.  Students will learn several tapestry weaving techniques such as hatching, supplemental weft, Rya knots and more on table top looms.  

The workshop is $225 and includes all materials and loom.

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Natural Indigo: Dyeing with an Organic Fructose Vat with Kristy Bishop

Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30-8pm at The Gibbes Museum of Art

Participants will learn how to make their own fructose indigo vat using safe and organic ingredients. The class will focus on the science of a healthy vat, how to maintain and rebalance the vat, and how to experiment with multiple pattern techniques. Participants should bring a 15-20 quart pot with a secure lid which will be used for their own personal vat. All other materials are included as well as museum admission. The goal is for participants to leave with confidence and knowledge to continue using and maintaining their indigo vat.

$120 Member | $145 Non-Member

This organization is in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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