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Cultural Demonstration: Hands-on Indigo Dyeing

Shibori fabrics, photo courtesy of Judilee Fitzhugh

This demo will introduce guests to shibori and indigo. Guests will have the opportunity to experiment with simple binding techniques using clothespins and then experience the magic of the dyeing process and watch patterns emerge as the cloth is exposed to oxygen.

Photo courtesy of Judilee Fitzhugh

Artist Bio

Judilee Fitzhugh is a textile artisan who specializes in natural plant dyes and couture sewing.  A tour of duty in Japan with the U.S.Navy led to a profound Japanese influence and a lifelong affection for indigo and plant fibers. Her finely crafted work combines natural objects with vintage fabric remnants, hand weaving and surface design to portray a single moment in history.