Master West African Dyeing Techniques

Master West African Dyeing Techniques

Aug 5th 2021

With thousands of years of history, Indigo Resist Dyeing techniques are among the earliest textile arts.

Lori Lee Triplett invites you to learn and master the West African Dyeing methods without traveling to Africa. In her course, you will create the exact fabric that you want for your next project. The dyeing techniques are easy and low-tech - it's all about being creative and enjoying the process!

First, Lori shares the rich history of Indigo Resist in Africa. Next, you'll learn 3 cloth preparation techniques: Oniko, Alabere, and Elecko, dye preparation instructions, and then you will finish the fabric. Simply take your time, enjoy the process, have fun and watch your creation bloom!

This Course Includes:

- 43 minutes of video teach you the history of West African Indigo and how to replicate the techniques...step by step

- Using the Yoruba language, learn more about West-African culture through their proverbs and the artistic skills the Yoruba tribe developed through centuries of Indigo Resist Dyeing

- Examples of both new and antique indigo to inspire your unique designs

Meet Your Instructor Lori Lee Triplett

Lori Lee Triplett is a  Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, who has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational. She enjoys presenting at local quilt guilds, but also presents at national conferences and has made appearances internationally.

As an award winning writer, Lori has written more than 15 books and numerous magazine articles. Indigo Quilts, which covers the history of indigo from Africa to America was a winner of the Lucy Hilty Research Grant and the Meredith Scholar Award. The fourth quilt book Pioneer Quilts, was so successful it is now only available as an e-book or POD. Preliminary work for the fifth quilt book was awarded the H. Mark Dunn Research Grant and the Lucy Hilty Research Grant.

An art quilter, Lori prefers to work with hand dyed or hand painted fabric to create. Her art work has been featured in multiple exhibitions, websites, publications, and books. Her art can be found in private and corporate collections, as well as museums. She is an international award winning artist including from the National Endowment for the Arts: American Masterpiece. In 2018 she received the ARTSKC: Inspiration Grant for a community art project using quilted panels to decorate a playground fence in the inner city. She is currently creating quilts for two solo quilt exhibitions: Tree of Life and Indigo Images.



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