I’m still processing the ideas & people I encountered at the Beaufort Arts Center last weekend. It was extraordinary. Janine LeBlanc & I taught a small group of the most enthusiastic women who came together for 2 days for indigo dyeing and shibori.
We couldn’t have asked for a better setting, in a small coastal city or the third oldest city in NC. There is an ambiance there and it isn’t just because it’s on the water. Some of it may have to do with the old stories in the graveyard we found nearby. Needless to say, there’s a lot to take in and we were fortunate to be staying in a private home built in the mid-1800s as was the arts center. It was originally a school house built around the same time.
It seemed so appropriate, so right to set our indigo pieces out to catch the sea breezes. The dyestuff is ancient with so much lore and mystique, it just seemed fitting to be exploring aspects of it in Beaufort, NC.