Shibori & Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Shibori & Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/22/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell

The South Shore Natural Science Center is pleased to announce a Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Workshop with quilter and artist Carol Anne Grotrian of Cambridge, MA.  The workshop will take place Sunday, September 22 from 10am-4pm at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell.  Advance registration is required.  For registration information, please visit www.ssnsc.org or call 781-659-2559.

 

This workshop will feature both introductory and advanced Shibori techniques, using indigo dyes to create dramatic designs by folding, stitching, and clamping fabric prior to dyeing.  Shibori is found in many cultures around the world, but has been primarily developed in Japan.  The fabric is folded, bunched, tied, knotted, pleated, or clamped and then dipped into the dye.  When the fabric is opened up, patterns are revealed.  As a result, each piece is unique, but related to the others by pattern or color.  Indigo is a blue-violet dye that is available as either natural or synthetic color.

 

Programs and exhibits are partially funded through a Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

For more information on the Science Center and its programs, please visit our website at ‘www.ssnsc.org’; for more information on exhibiting your work at the South Shore Natural Science Center please contact Hannah Woodbury at 781-659-2559 or email at hwoodbury@ssymca.org.

 

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About the South Shore Natural Science Center:

The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Their mission is to “provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources.”  The South Shore Natural Science Center is located on 30 acres in Norwell, MA, surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land consisting of meadows, woodland, and a pond. The Science Center is also home to the EcoZone – an interactive museum featuring live native animals, owl and turtle exhibits, a Children’s Garden, and 6 interpretive nature trails.

The South Shore Natural Science Center was started in 1962 by a group of like-minded individuals, led by Norwell’s Cap’n Bill Vinal (often referred to as the father of nature education), with the goal of providing nature programs to the youth of the South Shore.  In 2011, the Science Center merged with the South Shore YMCA, enabling it to reach and serve a wider audience.

Today, the Science Center offers a wide variety of nature-based programs for children and adults, a summer Day Camp, the Nature Center Preschool, an art gallery, and the EcoZone museum, created with the assistance of noted wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin.

For more information on the Science Center and its programs, please visit our website at ‘www.ssnsc.org’; for information on exhibiting your artwork at the Science Center please contact Hannah Woodbury at 781-659-2559 or email: hwoodbury@ssymca.org.

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