$252 + $75 for materials (to be paid to the tutor)
Class Full, waiting list applies
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Indigo is one of the world’s oldest known natural dyes. Records of its use can be found across a range of times and diverse cultures. Usually derived from plants of the tinctoriafamily, it is also one of the most complex natural dyes and over time has developed an air of magic about it.
In this workshop we take the mystique out of working with indigo. Using a simple step by step process we will make a 1-2-3 Organic Indigo Vat* and explore a range of techniques for creating your designs on various surfaces.
Over the three days you will learn to:
. make an easily replicated organic indigo vat
. care for and maintain a healthy vat for long term use
. use a range of Shibori techniques - including clamping, creasing, folding, stitching,
binding and knotting to create beautiful and well-defined patterns
. make and use clay and rice resists
. make inks, stains and paints with indigo for cloth and paper
There will be a $75 Materials Fee payable to the tutor.
You will also need to bring additional supplies and materials
A comprehensive Materials List will be supplied upon enrolment.
Your Tutor: Jo Kinross
In 2003 Jo moved from Melbourne to Nelson with her partner, artist David Ryan. Moving to Nelson provided her with the opportunity to establish herself as a fibre artist and educator. In 2009 she resumed her interest in natural dyeing, working with environmentally responsible practices and ecologically sustainable materials. By 2014 she put her long- time love of indigo (and all things Japanese) into practice and now works almost exclusively with organic indigo. She also creates works on paper and makes her own sustainable art materials.
Since 2009 she has exhibited her work in 14 solo or group shows within New Zealand and overseas, As well as exhibiting, her work is also available for sale in a number of galleries and shops in New Zealand.
Jo has over 40 years of experience as a tutor and adult educator.
In 2012 Jo, along with David and mixed-media artist Ronnie Martin, established Creative Journey Workshops which offers a range of professional level painting, mixed media and textile workshops and courses.