I had a wonderful experience this week-end by taking an Indigo Dyeing Workshop given by Maggie Pate from Chattanooga, TN. Maggie Pate is an amazing and beautiful textile designer and a printmaker who really has a wonderful way of giving a wholesome and truly complete class. She is easy going and can handle a crowd of students all eager to get their hands stained with indigo blue. She is also the creator of inks + thread a textile and scarf collection created by her obsession with dyes and patterns.
An illustration of mine, sharing several of my results that I created within Maggie Pate’s class.
I learned a few Shibori wrapping and tying techniques, while adding my twist on things.
I will be offering original batik scarves and samples with my work soon.
This workshop was offered through The Skillery a flexible and friendly coworking space that offers classes and workshops for (and by) Nashville’s creative entrepreneurs. The Skillery is a platform and home for community and collaboration, with an amazing set-up. Nashville is and has been rocking for it’s artists.
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With the heavens now so far above, and God even farther,
the people of the land and their children, and their children for generations to come,
each filled with their own great hunger, were set out on a trail of infinite desire.
Their longing was made material in the bluest of God’s blues -in garments dyed in indigo.
~ excerpt from West African folklore