October 2016 Workshop – Mud Cloth Dyeing

October 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am – October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Hustead Fire Dept.
6215 Springfield Xenia Rd
Springfield, OH 45502

The strikingly simple white design on black background cloth represents the serious artistic manner of communicating important cultural norms of village life in Mali, Africa. Learn about the traditional method of bogolanfini, dyeing cotton cloth with mud, as well as how that process can be modified to work outside of Mali. During the workshop you will create your own story designs using local muds on cotton and other natural fiber cloth. Connect with the earth and gain an appreciation of the Mali culture. ~ Beginners/intermediate dyers welcome in this kitchen-science workshop.

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