February 16 - Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop

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February 16 - Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop

from 80.00

Saturday, February 16

1 PM - 4:30 PM

$80

Take advantage of our "Bring-a-Friend" discount!

Register with your friend, partner, relative, for $140. That's $10 off each registration! Select "register 2 people" from the dropdown menu and leave the quantity as 1 to receive the discounted price.

Details

This beautiful blue dye comes from the indigo plant but using it is more than a just-add-water process. In this workshop you will learn to create and use an indigo dye vat, unlocking the mysteries of this pigment that has been used throughout the world for centuries.

We will also explore the art of shibori dyeing. Shibori is a Japanese technique of creating patterns by folding, using objects as resists and even stitching. There are infinite ways to manipulate fabric to create beautiful, unique designs and everything necessary to try out numerous techniques will be provided.

Participants will each be provided two 28 inch dish towels and a cotton tote bag to dye.

You are welcome to bring additional small, light colored items to dye. The dye vat is best suited for items the size of t-shirts or pillowcase and smaller. Natural fibers (cotton, silk, wool) work best but cotton blends with a small amount of polyester or nylon usually dye well. This is completely optional and Items do not have to be new! Dyeing used goods with indigo is a great way to give new life to items that are dingy or stained. Don’t be shy - there will be plenty of dye!

This workshop includes:

  • all instruction and supplies

    • dye

    • 2 dishtowels

    • cotton tote bag

    • string, rubber bands, clamps and resists to create patterns

    • handouts with all instructions and supply lists

  • coffee, tea, and light snacks

  • a fun, relaxed atmosphere to be creative and inspire each other

Optional: If you love this and wish to easily continue indigo-dyeing at home, kits to make a vat of dye will be available for purchase at the workshop for an additional $18

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