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SCG ART Workshop: Indigo & Shibori

Learn the intricacies of Shibori first-hand from this year's SCG Artist in Residence!

Adult Programs

Wed, October 16 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It is magical to lift fabric from an indigo vat and watch it turn from green to blue.  Shibori, the Japanese tradition of shaped resist dyeing is perfect for indigo.  Students will learn from this year’s SCG Artist, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a variety of shibori techniques: stitch resist, folding and clamping, and wrapping fabric around a pole to create textured bundles that can be dyed on the surface to create an amazing variety of patterns.  The class will prepare an indigo vat and will work on cotton and silk to make blue and white fabrics for clothing, quilts, or art textiles. Ana Lisa will be providing the fabrics, but participants are also welcome to bring some sample fabrics from their stash that they’re interested in experimenting with.  Weavers and knitters may bring some sample yarns to try.  Ana Lisa will bring Japanese Indigo samples and examples of her own work.

This 2 Day Workshop is the first in a series of programming during the Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence & Teaching Program at Blue Line Arts from October 14th through the 26th, supported by the Placer Community Foundation through an endowed gift made in memory of Susan by her family.

Teaching Artist: 

Ana Lisa is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of shibori. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of Art and Design, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.

Skill Level: This two day workshop is perfect for both beginners and more experienced textile artists. 

Materials & Supplies:

All supplies and materials will be provided to students including: an indigo vat, a variety of materials such as cotton and silk, gloves, aprons as well as a notebook and pen for notes. 

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, October 16th from 10am – 3pm

Thursday, Ocotber 17th from 10am – 3pm

Member Price*: $395

Non-Member Price: $475

*memberships start as low as $60 for the year from the day you join!

Art Stipend Opportunities are available for High School Students and Local Artists

Class Size: limited to a total of 16 students.

Reserve your seat today:

Date & Time

Wed, October 16 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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405 Vernon Street #100
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