If you love color, pattern, and instant gratification, this workshop is for you. You'll be introduced to the 400-year-old Japanese art of Shibori using natural indigo dye. Make your own scarves and/or samplers using a variety of simple Shibori techniques such as folding, clamping, pleating, and binding. More complex techniques like stitching and pole-wrapping will be demonstrated. All tools and materials will be provided, including gloves to protect your hands from the dye. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stains on – just in case.
Ann Scott has been a faculty member in the Education Department at MCLA since 2002. For decades she has pursued her passion for textiles as a weaver, rug hooker, clothing designer, historical costumer and dyer. Ann worked for several years at the Museum of American Textile History in Lowell, MA, teaching about the history of textile production in New England.