Indigo Rice Paste Resist Dyeing

Become enamored with indigo blue. With textile artist Molly Zimmer, students will explore modern Japanese techniques for dyeing with indigo using rice paste resist stencils on fabric. All skill levels are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring their own washed 100% cotton/linen fabrics to experiment with and image ideas for stencils. Students will cut out stencils of their own designs, then print with rice paste, dip in indigo. They will learn how to create the paste, mix up a natural indigo vat so they can do it at home. Students will understand the history of tradition Japanese stencil cutting and rice paste resist. Students will go home with their own bandanas and fabric samples using indigo rice paste.

Students bring the following personal supplies: X-Acto knife and blades, long kitchen cleaning gloves (up to elbow), apron/clothes you don't mind getting dye on. Optional: Additional cotton/linen fabrics to experiment with. This eighteen hour Continuing Education course fulfills 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Molly Zimmer is a multimedia artist and Textile Restorer of Navajo weavings. Her fabric sculptures combine painting, textile, and collage with recycled materials. She holds an MFA in Painting from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA in Painting and Curatorial Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited throughout New Mexico and nationally. She has taught sewing, natural dyeing, drawing, and painting courses through community-engaged workshops at museums, non-profit art centers, K-12 schools and universities. Molly is a Board member of the Intermountain Weavers Conference to be held in Logan, Utah in 2023. She lives in ABQ

This course is eligible for discounts for current students (60%) and Alumni and Seniors age 65+ (20%). Contact the Continuing Education Manager at 505-424-2308 with proof of eligibility for the Discount coupon to enter before you submit payment.

Tuition: $150.00
Class Length: 3 Days

Course Sections — Fall 2022

To Be Selected
Hogan Downstairs
Fri, Sat, Sun
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM MT
Oct 14, 2022  to Oct 16, 2022