Jul 01 9:30 am - Jul 01 12:00 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
1922 5th Street, Northport, Alabama 35476, United States
Using marigolds, cosmos, and other favorites from Aaron’s dye garden, participants will explore various ways of passing the beautiful colors of flowers to fiber in longlasting ways, including bundle dyeing, immersion dyeing and shibori.
Students are provided with a scarf for bundle dyeing and a handkerchief for experimenting. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-2 additional small homegoods or accessories. These items must be made of natural fiber, and should be thoroughly pre-washed before the workshop.
Participants should wear old clothing that can be stained, including shoes, or bring an apron.
This workshop is limited to participants 18+. There is a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 15. If the minimum is not met, participants will be refunded.
About Aaron Sanders Head: Aaron Sanders Head is a Southern, Alabama-based textile artist. Aaron was raised in rural Grady, AL and Hope Hull, AL, as the youngest of three children from an artist mother and an agricultural worker father. His grandparents were both rural mail carriers, and the times Aaron spent accompanying them on those trips cemented early on a fondness for rural areas and the importance of connection however it can be found. That learned sense of observation combined with inherited family traditions of textile and agriculture inform the unique visual language Aaron works in today, that exists in the worlds of quiltmaking, handwork and natural dyes. Aaron creates quilts and hand-stitched, naturally dyed textiles that explore the lived experiences of rural Alabamians.
This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
This class will be held in our Georgine Clarke building at 1922 5th Street, Northport, AL 35476. The entrance is on 5th Street across from the Anders Hardware parking lot. Look for red sculptures out front and glass doors! There is a parking lot next to this building, and participants are also welcome to park in Downtown Northport.