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Adult Studio: Indigo Dyeing with Clay Resist

Sunday, October 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$85 class series (includes all materials); Museum Members receive 10% discount; 2 equity seats offered at $25 for BIPOC Students

Registration Deadline: October 20

This 5-hour workshop explores clay paste resist and natural indigo dyeing. Learn to mix clay paste and a variety of application techniques, such as screen printing, block printing, painting, and more, along with the chemistry of natural indigo and how to care for a natural fructose indigo vat. We will discuss making clay from your local soil and work with some Western NC clay paste resist. You are welcome to bring in your own natural fiber items to dye as well.

Instructor Kristin Arzt is a natural dyer, educator, gardener and designer based in Western North Carolina. Kristin believes that by exploring the collision of textiles, plants and sustainability, she can help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm. When not teaching in-person and online courses, Kristin grows her own seasonal dye plants in her home garden for closer experimentation; often sharing seeds and sprouts with students. She also serves on the board of directors of Local Cloth, an Asheville-based nonprofit organization, supporting its mission to educate the community on sustainable textiles and regenerative fiber.

Please note:

  • This Adult Studio class is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students.
  • Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.

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