Learn how to make a natural indigo vat using Michel Garcia’s recipe and how to make a clay resist to hand-paint and block-print your designs. Students will have an opportunity to explore indigo dyeing and this ancient technique using a handful of fibers including bamboo, Kona cotton, linen, and silk. Students are encouraged to bring textiles from home and are welcomed to incorporate their own designs into class work. Materials fee $30, payable to the instructor.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A NATURAL INDIGO VAT + REDUCE, RE-PURPOSE, RE-IMAGINE ALL IN ONE WORKSHOP: HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING IN WHITE OR NEUTRAL COLORED CLOTHING THAT IS STAINED AND AS A RESULT NO LONGER WORN
RATHER THAN HAVE THESE ITEMS BE DESTINED FOR THE LANDFILL (BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, IF IT'S STAINED YOU CAN'T DONATE THEM TO GOODWILL EITHER) IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO DYE THEM WITH INDIGO SO THEY ARE BACK IN ACTION AGAIN AND BETTER THAN EVER!
PARTICIPANTS MAY BRING 4-6 ITEMS OF CLOTHING TO DYE WITH INDIGO
PLEASE BRING CLOTHING MADE FROM NATURAL FIBERS I.E. COTTON, HEMP, LINEN, BAMBOO, RAYON, (ANY CELLULOSE FIBERS) OR PROTEIN FIBERS I.E. AS SILK.
ZERO WASTE INDIGO WORKSHOP
JUNE 17, 9 - 2 P.M.
IN THE STUDIO OF INDIGO & SNOW
CASKET ARTS BLDG.
681 17th AVE. NE
The rooster is crowing. It's Opening Day for the Mill City Farmers Market! Shop the market for fresh spring produce and local artisanal goods.
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
In honor of Fashion Revolution Week I am offering a special indigo workshop experience.
Here's an opportunity to bring in white or neutral colored clothing that is stained and as a result is no longer worn. Rather than have these items be destined for the landfill, it's an opportunity to dye them with indigo so they are back in action and better than ever.
Come learn how to make a natural indigo vat + reduce/re-use/re-imagine all in one workshop.
Participants may bring in 4-6 items of clothing to dye with indigo. Items must be made from natural fibers, i.e. cotton, hemp, linen, bamboo, rayon (any cellulose fibers) + silk.
4.29.2017 / SATURDAY
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Casket Arts Bldg. / Studio 221
American Craft Council / Baltimore
2.22 - 2.23 / Wholesale Show
2.24 - 2.26 Retail Show
For 50% off your tickets use promo code: BWI2017GUEST
Make your textiles as unique as a snowflake by learning a special snow dyeing technique. On the first day of class, combine snow with fiber reactive Procion dyes on a 52-inch square bamboo scarf. As the snow melts slowly overnight, the dye will fix to the treated scarf. On the second day you’ll discover your textile colorfully transformed! This oversized square fabric is versatile and can be worn as a scarf or sarong, or be transformed into curtains or for use as beautiful yardage. Students are also encouraged to bring 4-6 additional items to dye. Materials fee $25, payable to the instructor.
Register online at http://www.textilecentermn.org/classes/snow-dyeing-2/
You are invited to a HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE at the Casket Arts Bldg. in the NE Art's District. This beautiful historic building will be bursting with beautiful handmade items and art this Saturday. I've curated a collection of holiday items for those folks lucky enough to be on your list! Looking for a beautiful handmade hostess or thank you gift? Snag one of my signature GIVING THANKS tea towels now hand-printed on 100% organic cotton. Looking for a luxurious one-of-a-kind gift? My collection of limited edition hand-dyed clutches and scarves add a beautiful burst of color to winter!
Join us in the ACC Library for a festive holiday celebration featuring Indigo and Snow along with 18 other local artists and artisans who will be showcasing their handmade creations.
Shop Small Business Saturday at Textile Center this holiday season!
I will be debuting my holiday collections including my newest tea towel design - featuring my all-time favorite holiday recipe (which makes a perfect hostess & thank you gift), hand-dyed scarves, cross body purses, clutches and more. I hope to see you at this MEET THE MAKER event!
For more info. www.textilecentermn.org/news
Mill City Farmers Market boasts the best indoor winter market in town from November to April. Shop from over 40 local farmers, food vendors, and artists from 10 am to 1 pm inside the Mill City Museum!
We'd love to see you at the Mill City Museum for this festive holiday market. We will be featuring our new tea towel design with my favorite holiday recipe - Cranberry Salsa - perfect for family gatherings. Tea towels always make great hostess gifts, or a special way of saying thank you. Our signature GIVING THANKS tea towels, featured in the American Craft Council Magazine, will be available.
Students will begin by painting and printing their own designs on fabric using a non-toxic clay resist. The second week, students will learn how to make and maintain a natural indigo vat and dye the textiles they designed with clay resist the first week. Students will leave with samples of cloth with unique designs to be used in future projects. This is a great class for all levels of dyers, printmakers and designers.
To register and for more info. visit: www.textilecentermn.org/classes/indigo-and-clay-resists/
Minneapolis Craft Market is teaming up with Fashion Week MN to host a fashion and accessories marketplace as the official shopping event of Minnesota Fashion Week. The market will take place outdoors at Insight Brewing on Sunday, September 25, the day after the Envision 10 Year Anniversary Runway Show. The market will feature apparel, accessories, jewelry, footwear and millinery. It is the only place for Envision attendees and the general public to shop the collections shown on the runway the night before, as well as high-end work from other local designers. The market will include fitting rooms within the shopping area for customers to try on merchandise and make their purchases. This event is free for shoppers to attend, and will be held outdoors, rain or shine. To learn more about the Minneapolis Craft Market, visit www.mplscraftmarket.com.
Photo credit: David Tinjum (Mill City Times)
Add not just one, but two textile techniques to your toolbox. First, students will learn how to start and maintain a natural indigo vat. Then, experience shibori dyeing, an ancient Japanese resist dye technique that involves folding, binding, and clamping to create beautiful designs and patterns. Students will dye three silk scarves in a natural indigo vat. Students are also encouraged to bring a few items from home to dip in the vat. All levels of experience are welcome.
To register call the Textile Center: 612-436-0464
For more info. visit: www.textilecentermn.org/classes/indigo-tbd