Intro to Indigo
Thursday, September 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Kristy Bishop Studios, 722 W Sherwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29407
Kristy Bishop will be leading an introductory workshop on indigo. Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of this dye plant as it pertains to South Carolina, the chemistry of a vat, have the chance to dye some sample pieces using shibori tie dye methods. The class fee includes access to indigo, studio tour, 4 12" cotton sample fabric for dyeing, and the option to dye 8 oz worth of personal material. This is family friendly event.
Pattern Play with Indigo and Cassava
Class meets Saturdays, October 14 and 21 from 10am-1pm, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Learn this fun dyeing technique using cassava root paste and natural indigo. The first day we will be preparing the cassava root paste and our stencils. The cassava root is used in West Africa as a paste to be painted onto fabric in different patterns. It dries and sizes up the fabric, creating a plastic-like feeling resist that will not allow dye to penetrate the fabric. This is a really fun and different way to experience indigo and has endless possibilities for pattern. All materials are included by you are welcome to bring extra fabric to experiment with.
Intro to Tapestry Weaving
Thursday, October 26 3-7pm, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
Weaving is an extraordinary and historic feat of human civilization. We encounter woven fabric everyday, yet easily take it for granted. In this class students will learn the basic fundamentals of weaving techniques such as hatching, supplemental weft, Rya knots and more on provided tapestry looms. This workshop will offer enough time to experiment with composition and inspire to finish a piece at home. Each student is provided with a loom, one warp, weaving fiber, and a tapestry needle, and netting shuttle.