Mon 13th Mar, 2017
The Sweet Blue: A 4-day indigo workshop with Aboubakar Fofana
ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT.
While Aboubakar’s long workshop on the establishing of a traditional Mali indigo fermentation vat sold out within hours of publication, there are still places available for the follow-up 4-day workshop.
This second workshop will offer three experiences: first, will be use of the Malian fermentation vat Aboubakar will have spent the previous two weeks tending (the 12-day participants only get this on their last day); second, will be experience of Indonesia’s indigo traditions with Komang and Wayan at the Threads of Life dye studio; and third, Aboubakar will teach the use of powdered indigo as a take-home skill.
For textile artists and fibre arts enthusiasts — be they beginners or advanced in their practice — this short course with a world famous master offers a wonderful upgrade of any participant’s natural dye skills.
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Aboubakar Fofana was born in Mali and raised in France, and is a calligrapher, textile designer, artist and master dyer. His work is motivated by a love for the natural world and its cycles and rhythms, a deep concern for the environment, and a vision to share the luxury and beauty of goods produced using indigenous materials and techniques whilst helping to reinvigorate and sustain important traditions. His atelier is in Bamako, Mali, and he regularly travels the world giving workshops and lectures, and meeting others who work with natural dyes and textiles.