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Hosted by POST + Color Wheel Collective
Sunday September 15th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm
This workshop is a special feature during TEXTILE TAKEOVER, our annual indoor/outdoor weekend long event! The weekend will be full of demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and craft activities to compliment an outdoor art/craft fair. We will be harvesting plants from the dye garden and hosting an array of fashion and fibers-focused classes in the studios.
Ready to take indigo dyeing to the next level?
In this three hour class we'll explore a fun and easy dyeing technique that utilizes live Japanese indigo plants growing in our on-site Dye Garden. You'll get up close and personal with these plants while hand harvesting and processing their leaves. Each participant will receive a 100% silk scarf to dip into their dye solution as well as formal instruction on how to create surface design patterns using traditional shibori techniques. The resulting dye color is a breathtaking "mermaid" shade of turquoise and completely unique to this processing method. Don't miss out; because of the seasonal availability of our Japanese indigo plants, this workshop will not be offered again until next year!
Everyone will take home a gorgeous silk scarf of their own creation! Please note, this class can get messy so bring clothes you don't mind getting dye on. Aprons will also be made available.
About the instructors:
Color Wheel is an organization that connects community and environment by exploring the history, science, and art of natural color making. Color Wheel is based in South-East Michigan. They grow indigo and other dye plants right here at POST - check out our dye garden on the NW corner of the building!
+ No experience necessary.
+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.
+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.
+ Refreshments will be served.
+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.
POST Workshop Details:
+ All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
+ On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.
+ Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.
+ Let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance. Although we have 2 small steps at the front entry, our side door is wheelchair accessible. Our workshops are held in a production studio setting, but we will attempt to make the space functional for those with physical limitations, special needs, severe allergies, etc. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
+ Upon arrival, please check in with POST staff. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.
+ All are welcome here. This is a safe space for learning, creating, and connecting. Bigotry, misogyny, rude/inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Workshop registration fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. Seats are limited and the projects/materials are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of students. If you cannot attend and you give us at least 7 days notice, we will issue a credit for the full amount of your registration fee. The credit may be applied towards a workshop of your choosing. The credit is good for a one-time transfer and will expire 90 days after the original workshop date.
If you do not provide us with 7 days notice before canceling, you will not be given a credit however, your seat may be transferred to a friend. Please let us know if someone will be coming in your place.
If a workshop is cancelled by POST for any reason (weather, illness, etc) we will contact all students and issue refunds for the full amount of the registration fee.
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