TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Traditional Yoruba Dyeing Techniques with Indigo
Learn traditional Yoruba adire eleko (starch resist) and tie-dye techniques. Experiment with intricate patterns while learning the history and meanings behind the traditional designs. You will learn how to prepare an indigo vat and cassava paste resist. As you dye your finished pieces in deep blue indigo, you will also learn the history and importance of indigo dye in Yoruba culture. All levels. Third-floor textiles studio.
Studio artist and educator; teaching: Nike Center for Arts and Culture (Nigeria), World Batik Conference, Snow Farm (MA), Campbell Folk School (NC), University of Iowa, Aya Fiber Studio (FL), Peters Valley (NJ), Touchstone (PA), Austin School of Fiber Art (TX), University of Central Arkansas; work exhibited internationally.