Hand Piecing A Naturally Dyed Quilt

by Hillfolk

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Sunday, August 4th


Join Aaron Head, Southern textile artist, for a day of Hand-Piecing A Naturally Dyed Quilt.

In this workshop, participants will explore the extensive worlds of indigo, hand-stitching and quilt-making. In the first part of the workshop, participants will learn to dye natural material in a plant-derived indigo vat, and learn basic shibori techniques for pattern making. Participants will then learn introductory handpiecing techniques for creating a mini log-cabin quilt, and hand-quilting and stitching techniques to add visual interest. We will then combine their dyed fabric with naturally dyed fabric provided by me to create a hand-dyed, hand-pieced wall-hanging.

Materials provided by instructor:

· cotton fabric for dyeing

· scraps of naturally dyed material for adding color

· indigo vats and all related materials

· batting

· quilting and sashiko thread, and assorted materials

All class participants receive 20% off of any purchase made at Hillfolk the day of workshop.

Instructor Bio:
Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Alabama. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison. His curatorial work focuses on presenting honest depictions of the complex southern cultural climate through the lens of its artists, while his personal work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending and hand-stitching.