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VIRTUAL ADULT WORKSHOP: May 31 Exploring Indigo + Shibori

Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:  Exploring Indigo + Shibori
Class Date: Sunday, May 31, 11-1:30pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 22
Location: Your home!
Instructor: Aaron Sanders Head

Participants learn the basics of setting up a plant-based indigo vat, along with various approaches to Japanese shibori resist dyeing. Aaron will focus on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist). Your indigo vat can be kept for quite some time and you will be able to continue dyeing beyond class.

Home Preparation:
You will need S P A C E to dye. We recommend setting up near a water source in a kitchen or on your porch near a hose. Indigo is a STRONG dye, so cover surfaces that you want to protect with plastic (cut open a trash bag and tape down). Wear an apron and shoes that can wash easily. The kit includes 2 flour sack dish towels. Participants are encouraged to provide textile goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept color best. Vintage linens, pillowcases, dishtowels, and clothing are good choices. Pre-wash in hot water and dry before the workshop.

Logging into our virtual classroom:
Instructions for our ZOOM login will be sent the day before class.

Kit includes:
- Jacquard Indigo kit contains: 20g of indigo dye, 250g of Reducing Agent, one pair of gloves, two wood sticks, assorted rubber bands, and instruction booklet with dye patterns. You will need a 5gal bucket with lid, a large pole for stirring, water, and your own natural fabrics for dyeing (all not included). This kit will dye more than 15yds of fabric or 15 shirts. 
-2 Flour sack towels

*Local kit pickup is available Friday, May 22 at Oil and Cotton from 2-4pm. Kits will be left on our back deck with your name clearly written. Precautions will be taken to ensure a sterile environment when packing your materials. Delivery to Oak Cliff Families that are unable to leave their homes due to health issues can be arranged. Please email with questions to [email protected]

*Distance learners can have their kits shipped only if you place your order by Friday, May 22. Or you can gather the materials included in the kit from home.

*If you would like to additional materials and art supplies from our website and we will add to your kit. We will contact you regarding additional shipping costs.

*This workshop is open to friends near and far!

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  • $75-$100

817 West Davis Street · #110 · Dallas, TX 75208

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