Master Class in Indigo Batik
Join us for this rare, two-day intensive on indigo dyeing with a master craftsman. Gasali Adeyemo, Nigerian Indigo Master, will teach the traditional Yoruba technique of Batik with indigo dye. Indigo dye is an organic substance, derived from dried leaves of the indigo plant that grows wild in Nigeria. Batik is the process of creating designs using wax, and in the Yoruba tribe, it is known as “adire alabela,” which means “wax resist.” This workshop will focus primarily on techniques applying the design to fabric free-hand, which is most common in Nigerian culture.
Students will need to bring 2 yards of pre-washed, 100% cotton fabric, and it is recommended they wear old, comfortable clothes. There will also be a 30-minute break for lunch each day.