Dive into a world of blue with a workshop on the ancient craft of shibori. Learn simple resist dyeing techniques to create a variety of patterns with indigo. Walk away with a new skill and beautiful hand-dyed cloth that you can fashion into napkins, scarves, pillows or whatever you fancy. All materials will be provided including 2 yards of fabric per participant. Folks are welcome to bring their own 100% natural fabrics to dye, such as cotton or silk. If bringing your own fabric, please avoid yarn and bulky fabrics (towels, drapery, bedding, etc.). All levels welcome and no dyeing experience necessary!
Lastly, dress for a little mess. This is a hands-on indigo class so please wear something you’re comfortable to dye in and close-toed shoes.
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Nora is an artist working with natural dyes, shibori, weaving, drawing, and printmaking. Something of a multi-disciplinary “thread head,” she loves exploring hand-based crafts that connect people to materials, history, and one another. Through residencies in North Carolina, Maine, and Oaxaca, Mexico, Nora has honed her craft of natural dyeing and shibori. Nora has also worked in various art and educational settings, including curating exhibitions and public programs for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, tutoring inmates at San Quentin State Prison, making paper for New York fine art paper mill Pace Prints, and teaching at UC Berkeley. She holds a BA in English from UC Berkeley, and is passionate about teaching workshops that invite people to learn new skills and unleash their imagination.
Nora’s currently developing Dye Kitchen, a mobile kitchen that will host workshops for people to cook and connect with natural colors.
Visit her website at: www.noracgrant.com