Intro to Indigo

This workshop is beginner level dyeing.   If you’ve not yet experienced the wonders of indigo dyeing, this class is for you.   Participants will  learn the basic steps to making a natural indigo vat and the indigo dyeing process.   There will be a short amount of time to create unique resists before dipping the fiber into the vats for a medium shade of blue.  Each will be provided with a large cotton shawl and one tea towel for dyeing.

 

Participants need to show up dressed appropriately for dyeing and will need to bring a pair of new rubber gloves (the kind that go up well beyond the wrist)

Instructor: Grace Barlow

Saturday, August 17th, 2019 
9am-12noon
Fee: $65.00

Intermediate Indigo

This workshop is for those with some experience dyeing.  If you’ve previously dabbled in indigo and long to dye those few skeins of yarn for that one project, or want an opportunity to finally take time to bind cloth creatively, or maybe you’ve got things to dye but don’t dare mess with a vat of blue dye at home, this is the workshop you’ve been waiting for.   This class will allow time for multiple dips necessary to achieve darker shades of blue as participants gain experience maintaining a healthy vat. Please bring 1 lb of fibre to dye as you wish. Two cotton tea towels will be provided in class for additional creative play.

 

Participants:

Plan to bring fiber ready to dye.  It can be skeins of yarn, fabric, or a garment.  Plant fibers take indigo dye best, animal fibers dye in much lighter shades by comparison.  You may wish to consider over dyeing with indigo as an option. Please take time to prepare your fiber before you arrive, this includes scouring and any resist you may wish to create.  You will have class time to daringly create resists on the tea towels provided.

 

Participants need to show up dressed appropriately for dyeing and will need to bring a pair of new rubber gloves (the kind that go up well beyond the wrist).

Instructor: Grace Barlow

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
1pm to 4pm
Fee: $65.00