Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Workshop - African Indigo and Batik


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop African Indigo and Batik
Gasali Adeyemo

$250 includes 65 lab fee
October 25, 26 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



In this class Gasali Adeyemo will take students through the steps of making the famous adire eleko (starch resist) cloth.

Adire eleko is the process of creating designs using cassava paste, a small broom, and a chicken feather. Imagery can be added either freehand or through the use of a stencil. Gasali will show the students how to prepare the paste, how to draw designs, how to dye the resisted cloth in indigo and finally, how to remove the cassava from the finished work.

Gasali will teach the meanings of traditional symbols and patterns as well as some of the fascinating traditional indigo lore.

Gasali joins us from the USA.




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