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WORKSHOP: Indigo and Books

  • Newport Visual Arts Center 777 Northwest Beach Drive Newport, OR, 97365 United States (map)

Join indigo dyer Judilee Fitzhugh and book artist Marilyn Zornado at the Newport Paper Arts Festival this April for a crossover exploration between their crafts. Learn traditional indigo techniques to dye uniquely beautiful papers and fabrics, and then use your hand-dyed materials as you create hand-built boxes and hand-bound books. Be warned: the results may be so gorgeous you find it hard to use them! (But you will leave with the skills to make many more.)


Inspire your creativity with a relaxed multimedia approach to indigo and shibori dyeing: we'll explore the possibilities over two days of short projects. Learn to make and maintain a small, sustainable indigo vat, experiment with traditional dye resist techniques, and construct a variety of books and simple boxes. Each project will highlight a different aspect of shibori technique: practice your patterning and surface design on flat furoshiki-type wrapping cloths and paper for a hand-bound book. Create boxes with a bold statement exterior or a surprise lining -- or both! You will leave the class with several small projects, a head full of ideas, and a strong desire to dye the world blue.

April 22-23 2016

Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365


To register please contact Khlo Brateng, the Newport Paper Arts Festival registrar.