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Day-Long Dyeing Workshop and Hand-Pieced Quilting

 

In this workshop, participants will explore the extensive worlds of indigo, hand-stitching and quilt-making.

In the first part of the workshop, participants will learn to dye natural material in a plant-derived indigo vat, and learn basic shibori techniques for pattern making. Participants will then learn introductory hand- piecing techniques for creating a mini log-cabin quilt, and hand-quilting and stitching techniques to add visual interest. We will then combine their dyed fabric with naturally dyed fabric provided by me to create a hand-dyed, hand-pieced wall-hanging.

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Materials provided by instructor:
· cotton fabric for dyeing
· scraps of naturally dyed material for adding color
· indigo vats and all related materials
· batting
· quilting and sashiko thread, and assorted materials


Date: Dye workshop: Sat. May 18th  10-1pm
         Hand-pieced Quilting workshop: Sat. May 18th  2-5
Times:
Day long workshop is 10 am- 5 pm with an hour lunch break
Location:
 TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: 
$110 for the Dye Workshop
$110 for the Hand Pieced Quilting Workshop
$220 for the Day Long dyeing and Hand pieced quilting workshop
What to bring: All materials are provided in this course.  
*For students not joining in the morning dye workshop, we suggest bringing your own scraps of cloth to piece together.

 
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Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, writer, and traveling teaching artist based in Nashville, TN. His work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and hand-stitching. Aaron explores the intersections of practices of the past with contemporary craft, and the ways that sewing and textile arts can aid in increasing diversity and representation in the creative class.