Dyeing & Printing with Iron and Tannin with Rio Wrenn
As you probably know from other posts and Facebook, Rio Wrenn will be coming from Portland, Oregon for the opening reception of From the Inside Out this August. We are excited that she will be offering a workshop--but we need your help with a survey.
Originally Rio had planned to offer a one day workshop from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday August 23 the day after the opening reception. But now we are wondering if more people would be interested in a two day workshop, especially those who would be interested in coming from out of state with the added benefit of seeing the show. A two day workshop would continue on Sunday, August 24, also 10 to 5 pm.
This intensive workshop will explore techniques developed by Rio Wrenn and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalamkari from India. By using natural fibers such as silk and basic elements such as iron and various tannins we will explore the magic of printing and dyeing. This is a natural and ecological method that is quick in its results and has low impact on our environment.
Rio's class will be held in the newly renovated textile lab at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in the building adjacent to Art and Design West Gallery where the exhibit will be on display.
Registration for the workshop will be limited to 15 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. To get on our list to receive registration form, detailed information, pricing and materials list required for workshop, along with links for lodging and local attractions, please email your full name, mailing address, and request to Patricia Vivod at
Please indicate which workshop structure you would prefer--one day or two day. All levels of expertise are welcome.
One day class -- Saturday August 23, 10 to 5 pm
Two day class -- Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, 10 to 5 pm
Opening reception and artist talk with Rio is Friday, August 22, 5 to 7 pm