Àdirẹ Ẹlẹkọ or Cassava Starch Resist

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This course teaches how to make Adire Eleko using cassava starch.  The dyeing process involves the use of vat dyes.  It takes you through local and contemporary processes of achieving designs on fabric using this unique method.  The scene is set in Ibadan and Lagos in Nigeria.  The course consists of seven modules.  It introduces you to a bit of ethnography, taking you into the market space to buy materials which are organic and environmentally friendly. At the close of the course, you would have learned from scratch how to make your own Adire eleko designs and patterns.

 

What Will You Learn?

  • The course will give you in-depth knowledge on how to make Cassava Starch Resist on cotton.
  • Making Cassava Starch Paste
  • Desizing a Fabric
  • Stenciling Adire Eleko
  • Making a Stencil
  • Dyeing the Fabric
  • Rinsing Cassava Starch from the Fabric
  • Finishing the Fabric and Hand Beetling

Course Content

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  • Making Cassava Starch Paste
    08:50
  • Desizing a Fabric
    02:11
  • Stenciling Adire Eleko
    05:50
  • Cutting a Stencil
    01:21
  • Dyeing the Fabric
    04:30
  • Rinsing Cassava Starch from the Fabric
    01:05
  • Finishing the Fabric and Hand
    02:15

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