indigo workshop

November 2012-

Will post here when the next in-studio workshop is available. Thanks!

June 9 & 10 2012

In-studio indigo workshop- a two day indigo frenzy with 4 different vats and various types of natural fabrics. June 9 & 10.  Long Beach CA
Limited to 4 people, this will be an intimate and fun weekend.  You can also feed the silkworms and maybe even pick some indigo for a test fresh vat! We will pick lunch from the garden!

 

 

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  2. catherine

    Hi, I just discovered your website and that you just had an indigo workshop. I would really be interested if you are going to do another one. I have wanted to learn to use indigo for dyeing for quite a while. I live pretty close to Long Beach and would have definetly applied to be in your class at the end of May. So are you planning to have another one soon? I have done both silk dyeing and painting and shibori, but have been on hiatus for a while. I really want to start dyeing again and am more interested in the natural dyes and particularly indigo. Please let me know soon…Thanks, Catherine

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  3. analia earhart

    Hello
    I am very interested to participe in an indigo workshop. Are you planing to teach another one in June? I live in Portland, OR but will be happy to travel to Long Beach for a three day workshop.
    thanks
    analia

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      the Houston Quilt Festival class just sold out but there is a two day workshop coming up at the Japanese American National Museum in LA -November. Check their website to sign up for that one.

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    1. tandrima mukhopadhyay

      Tandrima Mukhopadhyay
      March 2,2013 at 6.pm

      Please let me know your schedule for indigo workshop……thank you

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  4. bockel

    tres interessee par la teinture indigo que j’ai beaucoup pratiquée en Afrique de l’ouest où j’ai vécu plusieurs années

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  5. follower

    A while back, I took your Shibori Techniques self-study course, and loved it. I also hope to so.on take one of your indigo courses, as I am a complete beginner and a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of dyeing with indigo.

    In the past few months, I’ve taken a few courses online at craftsy.com. If you haven’t heard of it, this rapidly growing site offers online classes in sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting, cake decorating, and more. There is a small, but steadily growing section for dyeing and surface design. They are probably the best online courses I’ve ever taken (and in my former life I was an online instructor and instructional designer for online education). One of the most recent was a course on leather handbag design with Don Morin, also a fellow Canadian.
    One thing that is missing from Craftsy is indigo dyeing. It would be absolutely fantastic if you would consider applying to offer a course on this learning platform.

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  6. shiborigirl Post author

    thanks for the suggestion Jill. It actually prompted me to write a post on the topic as you are not the first to suggest this or ask me why i’m not teaching there. the basic answer is- because i am teaching here. but check the upcoming blog post for a further explanation.

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      Hello,   Thanks for responding personally to my message!  I am looking forward to your post on the topic.  I really, really enjoyed the course I took with you, and learned a LOT from it.   As a previous course designer for online learning and also as a former online instructor myself, I must say that the Craftsy platform is amazing. I am in the midst of two course right now, one is the leather handbag course and another is a surface design course by Jane Dunnewold. There is a community of literally thousands of participants looking for new courses on Craftsy every day. For an instructor, it’s all about economies of scale.   You must think I’m a bit crazy for sending you another email about this to try to convince you, but I can’t help myself. :-) I don’t want to see someone much less qualified and experienced get the jump on you.   Kind regards,

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      1. shiborigirl Post author

        i don’t think it is ALL about economies of scale. i think there are lots of other things that come into play. forgive me for stripping out all the links to craftsy in your replies here but i started to get the feeling that it was a mini infomercial for them. and about someone else “getting the jump on me”. hmm. sounds almost like a threat. or if not that, a very strong suggestions that i should do it or be prepared to face the consequences. and what exactly would that be? my ultimate demise? join craftsy or meet my doom? do it before someone else does and takes away my ability to support myself? you might think i’m crazy to resist such “opportunity”. it might be true. but i’m just one of those folks willing to stay my own course and follow my own path- the less trodden one. and i think there are a few folks left that are willing to do the same. i can’t help but wonder what your connection to craftsy is.

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          Hello, So sorry to offend. I have absolutely no connection to Craftsy, and only have the best intentions. I guess I got carried away with enthusiasm because I am loving it. 

          The getting the jump on you was a bad choice of phrase?? I remember a post you made a while back where you had applied to teach at an event, and one of your former students with little experience actually ended up teaching your course? 

          Anyway, terribly embarrassed for the emails now. All the best to you.

          Sent from Samsung Mobile

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