Indigo Shibori Dyeing - Josie Clarke

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
E3B 1B7
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In this course participants will learn how to make their mark with one of the oldest plant-based dyes in the world: Indigo. Through live demonstrations, handouts and video tutorials, learn the science and history behind this amazing craft. Learn to make and maintain an indigo vat, and the traditional techniques of Japanese shibori: folding, clamping and stitching to achieve repeating patterns and create one of a kind cotton scarf!

Materials: $60 payable to the instructor the day of the course. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy!

The Instructor: Josephine Clarke is a textile artist from West Arichat, Nova Scotia. She explores the use of botanical dyes, earth pigments, and rust. Land based activities that once influenced her rural upbringing now inform her practice. Josephine began her current residency with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design after earning her Bachelor of Design. She teaches for community organizations such as the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, the New Dawn Centre for Innovation and events like the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival. She has exhibited at Celtic Colours International Music Festival, and Lumiere Art at Night Festival.

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