INTRODUCTION TO INDIGO AND SHIBORI ADULT WORKSHOP

 

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host Nashville-based teaching artist Aaron Sanders Head for a shibori workshop November 10. In this one-day workshop, students will learn basics of shibori resist dyeing, with a concentration on folded, tied, and clamped resist, and will learn to dye natural fiber goods in a vat of plant-derived indigo dye. One scarf-sized piece of linen and a yard of cotton muslin will be provided, and students are encouraged to bring their own materials to dye.

This free workshop begins at 9:00 am and ends around 2:00 pm. Enrollment is limited and lunch is provided. Registration opens October 25, 9 am.
Please email apowers@chinati.org or call 432.729.4330 for registration or details.

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.


Chinati’s educational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, the Warren Skaaren Trust, the Susan Vaughan Foundation, and the City of Marfa.