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Hosted by POST + Color Wheel + Elizabeth Royal (Mend Detroit)
with special guest, Dr. Sushi
Saturday November 10th from 10am to 4pm
Join Color Wheel, Elizabeth Royal, and Dr. Sushi for a full day workshop inspired by the heritage and tradition of Japanese Indigo.
During this all-day make + take workshop you will learn about the history and use of Indigo dyeing and Sashiko stitching. You will have the opportunity to merge these two crafts together throughout the course of the day. The workshop kicks off with a short textile and fiber history talk. After that, you'll learn and practice traditional Sashiko stitching on cotton fabric that is ready for the Indigo dye bath.
After a lunch break catered by Dr. Sushi, we'll dye wool, silk, linen, and the Sashiko stitched textile you just made. You'll leave with a bundle of Indigo textiles, the knowledge to create and maintain your own indigo vat at home, a Sashiko kit that includes needles, thread, and a thimble, and a deeper knowledge of the history behind these crafts.
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!
Elizabeth Royal is a maker, mender, and photographer. She lives in a 1920's fixer upper in Detroit with her two dogs, two cats, and husband. During the day she's an instructional designer but after work you can find her tackling projects in her studio - photography, Kintsugi, and visible mending.
Dr. Sushi is a Catering & Events company specializing in sustainable Sushi and Japanese fare.
Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!
All workshops are held at POST - 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
On-street parking is free and plentiful.
POST Workshop Rules:
Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in and look around before the class begins.
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.
Please let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance; including special needs, severe allergies, and/or making the space functional for those with physical limitations, etc. Our goal is to make our space open, safe, and inviting to all.
Please note that workshop registrations are not refundable. If you need to cancel, you must do so 7 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a POST credit for another workshop on our schedule. Space is limited and the classes are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of attendees. Due to the cost of purchasing and preparing materials, we are unable to offer full refunds. Your spot may be transferred to a friend though - just call and let us know if someone will be taking your spot.
In the event of low registration, workshops may be cancelled by POST 2 days prior to the class. In the case of a cancellation, we will contact all participants with the option of rescheduling or a full refund.
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