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.
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).