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  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016

    Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole

    10am-4pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole

    Poole Indigo Shibori

    10am-4pm
    $95.00-
    includes all materials

    Explore techniques of traditional Japanese resist dyeing.  Learn binding, stitching, and pole wrapping techniques.  Experiment on cotton and silk cloth, make one finished silk scarf and cotton yardage perfect for your own fiber work like quilting or other sewing projects.

    Indigo - Indigo is a natural blue dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and other pigment bearing species. Indigo has been used as a colorant for nearly 5,500 years. The dye is extracted from the leaves through a lengthy process of soaking and fermentation, drying and grinding.  When the cloth or fiber is removed from the dye vat it changes, as if by magic, from yellow-green through green and turquoise to blue.  Multiple dips in the dye vat are required to create dark shades. 

    Bring a bag lunch and scissors, beverages and snacks provided. 

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up

    Amelia Poole holds a degree in Textile Design and Construction from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

    This workshop is generously supported by the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Expansion Arts Fund. Scholarships are available please submit a letter to request assistance based on need and interest in the workshop to artsworthstudios@gmail.com by Jan. 29th. to be considered.