Back to All Events

Indigo Loves Shibori Workshop

  • Northport Arts Association 301 N. Mill Street Northport, MI United States (map)

with Shanna Robinson

Cost: $50.00 for NAA Member; $60.0 for Non-member
(Plus $15 material fee paid directly to instructor)

Instructor Bio:
Shanna Robinson has been making art from whatever material expresses her purpose for more than 30 years. Working in textiles, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking, she creates a varied body of work connected by a love of the natural world. Robinson is Professor of Art at North Central Michigan College, where she teaches art history, textiles and design. 

Description:
Let's fan the flames of that romance!  
Learn the secrets of a totally natural indigo vat made using kitchen ingredients, create patterns on cloth by clamping, tying, and stitching, then marry the two for exciting results! Students will go home with the indigo vat recipe, shibori handouts, and pieces of dyed cloth.  

Instructor provides:
Indigo, fructose, lime, stirrers, burners, pots, buckets and strainers, cloth, shibori handouts and tools 

Needed on site: 
Extension cords, drop cloths, access to hot and cold running water, heat-proof surfaces for burners, sinks for clean-up, tables and chairs

Student brings:
Apron, gloves (long gauntlet gloves, not disposable), dust mask, scissors, needle, upholstery or buttonhole thread, strong cotton yarn or string, 5 – 10 one-quart sized yogurt containers with lid or ziplock bags, black Sharpie marker, old towels. Dress for mess.
Optional: canning jar lids, washers, disappearing fabric marker, marbles or pebbles, pieces of 100% natural cloth

Earlier Event: May 10
Making Art Together
Later Event: May 14
May NAA Members Meeting