Full Day Indigo Dyeing Workshop
Friday August 9, 10am-4pm, all levels of experience are invited to immerse themselves in indigo dyeing techniques.
Indigo master instructor, Darius Homayounpour, whose work is featured in the Art Garage show, Indigo Plus BLUE, is the instructor. He will teach and guide participants throughout this special Indigo and Shibori workshop. His indigo studio, a block from the Art Garage, will display large-scale, stationary indigo banners outside during the week leading up to the workshop.
Those who are curious about or already inspired by this ancient art form will have the freedom to experiment during this full day workshop. It will combine the magical qualities of the indigo vat with shibori, the traditional Japanese approach to tie-dye. The basics of binding, stitching, and clamping to produce a number of patterns will be covered, along with an introduction to essential techniques for dyeing in the indigo vat. Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and will make a series of samples applying a range of traditional techniques that produce rich variations in patterns. Fabrics and fibers for quilting, weaving, knitting, clothing, as well as home furnishings can be designed and produced.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Homayounpour has long interpreted historic textile forms and structures using a variety of methods and materials, including handmade paper, hand-woven cloth and shibori. He was the assistant to the curator of textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Art from 1996 to 2010. He continues to serve as a textile conservator consultant. Homayounpour regularly teaches shibori and indigo dyeing across the country via his popular workshops.
Preregistration is required and space is limited. The $150 workshop fee includes all supplies and materials. Participants should bring a bag lunch.
To register please text the Art Garage at 315-941-9607, telephone 607-547-5327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Images can be seen at FBArtGarageCooperstown.