September Workshop

For information contact our Registration Chairperson: Naomi Fletcher at MLHRegistrar at

Registration Opens May 31st and will close September 1st

"Secrets of Shibori - Stitches and Knots"

presented by David Heustess


September 9, 16, 23, 30

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


Class Limit: 18


Open to all levels of experience, participants in this class will explore the stitches and knotting techniques of shibori to create a sampler on cotton muslin. We will build a simple indigo vat for dyeing the samplers and discuss how to best maintain and use a vat on a regular basis. Students will also design a pattern to create their own unique silk scarf. Experienced students can create a small wall hanging. Handouts and resources will also be provided.

David Heustess is an artist and arts educator in Nashville, TN and his work makes use of clay, fiber arts and bead weaving. After many years of working as a modern dancer/teacher, David began pursuing his interest in pottery and other visual art mediums. He attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts and in 1995 he earned a BFA degree with studio concentrations in clay and fiber arts. Currently, David directs a gallery space and a community arts education program at Vanderbilt University. Fall 2021 marked David's 25th year of working for the university. His passion for teaching and his love for making art work has allowed him the opportunity to share a variety of mediums with students from all parts of the Nashville community.


Find David on Instagram @followthespiralstudios or web site at

​Class Materials Needed

  • Cotton muslin
  • Silk scarves
  • Craft and button thread
  • Needles (instructor typically uses a pack of assorted sized sharps, embroidery needles are also an option)
  • Popcorn Seeds or pony beads for knotting
  • Supplies for indigo vat (details after you register)
  • Latex or vinyl exam gloves
  • Five gallon plastic bucket for dye vat
  • Long dowel rod or spoon for stirring
  • Distilled white vinegar approx 1/4 cup
  • Mild plant based soap approx 1/4 cup
  • Drying racks or clotheslines
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Masking or painter's tape
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