See it to Believe it/ An Indigo Dyeing Demonstration
Hands-on Indigo Dyeing Demo as part of Indigo Show!
For those mystified by the indigo-dyeing obsession of recent decades—yes, tie-dye is related!—the Art Garage will offer a one-hour demonstration of various techniques on July 25, 5-6PM, in a local indigo studio. The demonstration site is near the Art Garage.
Indigo is a current fashion craze as well as a traditional folkart form found in cultures around the world. All are welcome to attend.
Darius Homayounpour, veteran indigo artist and instructor, who teaches indigo workshops across the country, will lead the session. To attend the demonstration, participants must preregister with the Art Garage.
In this hands-on demonstration, participants will discover two basic, quick techniques for creating patterns on cloth: binding (or kumo, in Japanese) and clamping (itajime, again a Japanese word) from the ancient Japanese tradition of shibori, or resist dyeing. When the fabric samples are dyed in the indigo vat, attendees will observe a magical transformation from white cloth to green to deep indigo blue. Participants will take their demonstration samples home with them.
Registration fee is $5.00, payable at the Art Garage. The Art Garage will offer one hands-on full-day indigo-dyeing session for those who are inspired to try their own hands at the process.
Mr. Homayounpour will teach the workshop Friday, August 9, 10AM-4PM. Preregistration is required. The $150 fee covers all materials and supplies. To preregister please contact the Art Garage. The programs are offered as part of the current show at the Art Garage, Indigo plus BLUE, that features three indigo-dyeing artists—Mr. Homayounpour, Ms. Yonenaka, and Mr. Robert Seward—and fifteen regional artists working in the “blue” theme in different media, the plus BLUE portion of the show.
All art is for sale, as well as one-of-a-kind clothing and home furnishings. The exhibition is on view through August 10. The galleries are open Saturdays 10-1, and daily with a text 315-941-9607, a telephone call 607-547-5327, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org