Saturday, March 21, 8:30am-3:30pm
Whether you live in the Ormond Beach community or just want to know more about Indigo history in Florida this workshop will provide you with plenty of historic facts about an area where Indigofera Suffruticosa has grown for 255 years.
This workshop is great for educators, to expand your STEAM curriculum. Also, textile, fibers, mixed media and book artists, quilters, sewers and indigo enthusiasts can all gain more knowledge for working with paper, books and fabrics through hands on explorations and experiences gained during the workshop.
Expect to learn and expand your experiences with basic Shibori resist techniques (Arashi/pole wrapping, Ori-Nui/stitching, Kumo/binding, Itajme/clamping), Batik, flour and clay resists. Unwaxing, cleaning and care of dyed items and project ideas for your dyed fabrics with be covered. One each eco print project with paper and fabric will be included as to have an introduction to incorporating indigo with this process.
Examine Indigofera Suffruticosa and learn about dye gardens while learning how to create a natural indigo vat and other types of popular indigo vats frequently used today. Vat care and disposal will be covered.
Overdyeing with other dyes will be included as well as a few natural dye vats to test out this technique.
Catherine Cross Tsintzos, an Interdisciplinary Artist of the Art and Agriculture Project, shares her knowledge from years on what she refers to as the Southeast Indigo Trail from coastal North Carolina to Florida. She has provided lectures, consultations, workshops, exhibitions and more during partnerships with art and history museums, schools, universities and nonprofit groups. She has particiated as a Visiting Artist through Residencies in schools throughout the Southeast. In addition she has been awarded residencies to research and work on her personal art.
Most all materials are included with the registration tuition
A bundle of cotton fat quarters for samples
Material for a scarf
One square yard of cotton fabric for a project of your own design
Plant material and supplies for eco print introductory
Vat supplies and dyeing tools - rubber bands, poles, cord, needles and thread, disappearing ink for marking fabric
Natural plant dyes
Batik and flour/clay resist supplies
Books to share
A resource web site set up for reference after the workshop
What to bring:
Clothing cover-up/apron, Dress for mess including shoes
Seam picker or a small pair of sharp scissors
Pack your lunch, bring your snacks and beverages