The Process (Day 4)
August 26: Arashi Shibori & Indigo Dyeing
Artist: Daren Redman
Daren Pitts Redman – Textile Artist. Daren’s art medium is the quilt. She represents abstract landscapes with endless colors of the leaves, grasses, tree trunks and moss. The Indiana landscape is her constant inspiration. She cuts her hand-dyed fabrics intuitively to represent surroundings from nature and architecture and from trips with her husband throughout Europe and the United States.
Redman is exhibiting with Quilt National ’15 with “Glorious Summer” and ’17 with “Indiana Flowers.” Redman is an Indiana Artisan, a Grand Canyon artist-in-resident, an Indiana Governor’s Arts award artist and tours with Studio Art Quilts Associate Inc. shows, internationally. Daren has been awarded Indiana Arts Commission grants to create art quilts and natural dyes in the Brown County State Park.
Start your day at 9am with a coffee & tea mixer.
All Day Workshop: Arashi Shibori & Indigo Dyeing with Daren Redman
10am – 4pm with a Box Lunch at the Barn.
Shibori is the Japanese word for a textile technique in which fabric is stitched or folded, bound and dyed. This class will incorporate Arashi where the students will use Daren’s pvc poles to create organic patterns in cloth – wrapping, bounding and resist. You will learn how to prepare your fabrics Arashi style-the string wrapping on a pole will resist the dye, which is Indigo blue. We will dye student provided cotton fabrics. Daren will establish Indigo dyeing vats for all students to color blue until their hearts content. You can bring any cottons or silks from home to dye in the class, up to 3 yards of fabric. Sizes from 18 inch to 24 inch are appropriate and bigger. We can cut it up when you get here. This is a very “green” class, no waste and low water usage. Cotton will be available to purchase from Daren – $8 yard for Pimatex PFD and $12 a yard for Cotton Sateen PFD by the Robert Kaufman Fabric Co.
Participants will come home with a varied amount of designs in cottons with whites and blues. These hand-dyed fabrics that you create in this class, can be used in art quilts, home decorations and/or wearables. You will learn how to make your own poles and wrapping station for your future studio work, and will be given instructions for future Indigo Dyeing.
We will be using indigo dye in this class, so please dress in appropriate clothing.
August 26 Recap:
Coffee & Tea Mixer
All Day workshop in the Fiber Studio, 10am – 5pm.
Box Lunch provided at the Barn.
Cost: $120.00 ($108 for members)
To register for this workshop day:
Fill out the online registration form, submit the form and then pay online (scroll down).