Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat

North Central Michigan College Classroom Building
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Friday-Sunday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$495.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts
Fibers and Textiles

This is a workshop for weavers who are interested in transforming their work through dyeing and learning to dye with indigo. Weaving will be done with cotton or other cellulose fiber, and all dyeing will be done with indigo. The class will build organic indigo vats, using fructose, henna, or iron as reduction agents. Students will learn how to use these vats and maintain them.  Looms will be prepared for woven shibori, according to instructions provided. Emphasis will be placed on experimenting with patterns and understanding structural possibilities on 4 or 8 shafts.  Students will be encouraged to sample, but it will be possible to complete a small product such as a scarf or woven runner.


Catharine Ellis

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.