Festivals & Events:
Traditional Yoruba Adire with Indigo with Gasali Adeyemo (AM Session)
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31 | 9am – 12noon | $170 tuition & materials Students must also purchase required materials on their own. A special workshop in conjunction with Telluride’s Many Hands Fiber Festival. Nigeria-native Gasali Adeyemo shares the Adire Eleko cassava resist method of indigo fabric dyeing over two mornings or afternoons. In this weekend workshop, students will learn the traditional Yoruba technique of Adire Eleko with visiting artist Gasali Adeyemo. Adire Eleko is the process of creating patterns on fabric using cassava paste (yucca), a small broom and a chicken feather. After learning how to make the cassava paste (which acts as a resist), students will develop intricate designs using stencils and free-hand methods, and then dye their pieces with organic indigo. Participants will leave with the skills to continue the Yoruba Adire method on their own. Students have the option of signing up for either morning classes (9 a.m. -noon) or afternoon classes (1-4 p.m.) To sign up for the afternoon session click here. All students are encouraged to attend Gasali’s free evening presentation on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Lodging packages are available! To inquire about lodging options, please contact Kathleen Cole at 970.728.3886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.