- This event has passed.
Earth and Sky: Abstraction with indigo and tannin dyes with Judi Pettite
September 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$150
Explore the beauty and variety of blue and brown shades on your natural fibers
Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center near Point Reyes Station, where we’ll explore techniques using dips and resists to create gorgeous abstract maps of local color on our textiles and yarn. We’ll have two large indigo vats and two tannin dye baths.
Bring 16-32 ounces of scoured natural fibers or fabric to use in the class. After everyone has dyed their initial round of 16 ounces, dyeing another 16 ounces of fiber will be possible.
Students should bring their own lunch, snacks, and beverages (water bottle/travel mug), as well as an apron, notebook, and camera.
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329415950977
Judi Pettite is an artist, researcher and educator currently living in Southern California. In the field, studio or on the road, she is interested in what motivates people to work with natural pigments, how they forage or cultivate these materials and how this creativity is expressed. Her artwork is intertwined with the exploration of natural mediums and is inspired by many art forms, including painting, drawing, performance and installation.
Judi started the BioHue project in 2006 to create plant-based pigments for use in her art practice. The project moved her beyond the studio and into the outdoors she loves. Through her workshops and products, Judi hopes to support and develop an interest in sustainable colors for artists.
Fibershed Scholarship Program
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.
Photo of Judi Pettite in Fibershed’s pigment garden by Paige Green