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The Magic of Indigo Printing

September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT


“The most beautiful blues”
Discovering the magic of Indigo and Shibori

Saturday, September 16, 2023, at GroWild, Inc 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

indigo dye event

Make some beautiful natural blues! Join fiber artist Jan Quarles for an introduction to indigo and basic mark making (shibori) techniques at one of the most beautiful natural settings in Middle Tennessee.

In class you’ll learn about the history of indigo as a dye and how it’s been used around the world. We will use two kinds of indigo vats and you will learn how to make a small vat for home use. You’ll explore Japanese techniques of folding and clamping (itajime) and wrapping (arashi) and learn about other techniques for making marks on natural fabrics.

You’ll make two scarves and a bandana, and you’ll have plenty of fabric for practice. The class fee of $140 includes two scarves, a yard of cotton fabric, a bandana, and sampling fabrics as well as gloves, notes, a list of resources and extensive use of shibori tools. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dye on (indigo can be a messy process) and bring your lunch. Class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please contact Jan Quarles with questions or to request a PayPal invoice to register for the class. Her email address is jan37129@yahoo.com.  Enrollment is 12 students maximum.

Class will be held at:  GroWild, Inc.,  7190 Hill Hughes Rd., Fairview, TN 37062,  615-799-1910

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September 16, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT


Jan Quarles