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Serenbe Adult Camp: Indigo, Natural Dyeing, + Slow Stitch Retreat with Aaron Sanders Head

  • Art Farm Studio 9057 Selborne Lane Palmetto, GA, 30268 United States (map)

Art Farm Studio is proud to present a two-day indigo, natural dyeing, and slow stitch workshop with Nashville-based artist Aaron Head.

July 26 + 27

$285, includes all materials and two full days of instruction, except (1) yard of cotton and rubber gloves. Price does not include accommodation.

Discounted accommodation at the Inn at Serenbe, only $139 a night! Please email for booking.


DAY ONE | 11 - 5 (with a half hour for lunch, not provided)

Natural Dyeing

+ + Students will learn the basics of dyeing with plant-based dyes, including indigo and a range of other sources to create blue, shades of orange, yellows, browns and grays

+ Students will learn how mordants, like iron and alum, can shift colors to create a range of hues.

+ Students will be presented with samples of other naturally-dyed fabric to get a sense of the range of color that is possible from plant-based sources.

+ Students will dye two yards of cotton for their hand-pieced wall-hanging, as well as thread for quilting.


DAY TWO | 11 - 5 (with a half hour for lunch, not provided)

Hand Stitching

+ Students will learn the basic stitches required for slow, meditative hand-stitching and learn which thread and needles work best for different types of projects

+ Students will learn to create improvisational Log Cabin and Courthouse Step quilt blocks by hand

+ Students will create four blocks and use those quilt blocks to create a wall hanging measuring approximately 24 x 24 inch

+ Students will learn the basics of hand-quilting, and leave with the skills to finish their wall-hanging at home if unable to finish during class


Students should bring the following:

+ heavy duty rubber gloves, similar to what you would use for washing dishes

+ a yard of white 100% cotton fabric. This does not have to be expensive, and can be muslin or broadcloth, it just has to be 100% cotton. This will be used for the backing of their wall-hanging.