Learn how to use indigo as a natural dye with artist-in-residence Carolina Cuevas! In this particular workshop, we will learn about two Shibori dyeing methods: Kumo and Itajime. We will use folding, tying, and binding resist techniques to create beautiful designs on fabric.
Join us to see how indigo is made and watch it magically turn from green to blue! Limited material will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own (small to medium!) textiles or clothing to dye. Natural fibers work best with the dye.
Carolina Cuevas is a Cuban-American artist currently based in the Bay Area. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Minnesota Street Project, ICA San Francisco, San Jose’s Quilts and Textiles Museum, International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary, and in Kansas City Artist Coalition. She is the recipient of awards including the Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, Cultura Power Fellowship, the Knight Foundation, McKeown Grant, and Rita and Irwin Scholarship Award. Her work is included in the San Jose Quilts and Textiles Museum’s permanent collection. Cuevas received her MFA from California College of the Arts.