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Traditions in working with Japanese Indigo with John Marshall

December 9, 10, 11
Traditions in Working with Japanese Indigo, with John Marshall
In conjunction with the indigo exhibit at the Morikami, OUT OF THE BLUE Japanese Indigo Textiles, and following John Marshall's lecture at the Morikami on December 8, Singing the Blues: Traditional Japanese IndigoAya Fiber Studios will be offering a three-day survey of working with Japanese indigo including how to create a vat from dried fresh leaves, direct painting with indigo pigment, working with rice-paste resist, printing with indigo, and much more! A wonderful way to compliment your palette with this easy to grow plant. For more information about John and his approach to working with Japanese indigo, check out his blog and and enter "indigo" in the search box.

Materials fee:$150, this covers all consumables including silks, cottons, and bast fibers; indigo in many forms; pre-pasted silk pieces; and a DVD with movie clips and all recipes needed to keep you going once you're back in your own studio.