Indigo Shibori craft group at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre

The Intersections Craft Group, held at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, offers a workshop on indigo shibori. “The Shibori workshop will cover four ancient resist techniques with a modern twist. After creating the resist patterns, participants will dye a cotton scarf in indigo,” says a blog about the event. “In this workshop participants will learn how to make a green, eco-friendly and sustainable indigo vat. Using no harsh chemicals and virtually no odor you can use this technique to dye in your kitchen.”

Asheville-based based weaver and natural-dyer Linda LaBelle leads the workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 6-9 p.m. $30 includes materials.

About the technique: “Shibori is the Japanese term for creating a resist on cloth by folding, clamping, indigo-shibori_scarf_web-rgbstitching, wrapping, pleating, knotting or tying. The resist areas will not take dye thus creating a pattern on the cloth. It is also known by the names, Bandy, Plangi and Tikrit and is practiced in Africa, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. It can be a simple as a tie-dyed T-shirt to very complex patterns taking hours or days to complete.”

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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