In this introductory workshop, I will be sharing an overview of how the amazing indigo dye is prepared from plant to pigment. Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used to colour fabric and was the only dye used to dye denim jeans. To dye a dark midnight blue, it some times takes more than 60 dips in the dye vat to achieve.
You will experiment with several resist dyeing techniques on a couple of practice cotton squares which you can then stitch and embellish into finished products at home and finally a 2m long Khadi cotton scarf. This technique often referred to as Shibori has been used in many parts of the world dating as far back as 800CE. We are all familiar with widely popular tie-dye as we all once owned a tie-dyed t-shirt or bandana at some point (I know you do!). Fret not! In this class, we are doing it the adult way, you’re not going to end up looking like #hippefail and no random rainbow swirls and blotches.
We will cover step-by-step folding, clamping and simple resist methods with objects found around the home to create patterns that are both visually exciting and professional. Please come dressed in clothes that you don’t mind getting some dye on or bring an apron. Gloves, aprons and all materials will be provided.
Natural Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Workshop
This class is limited to 4 participants only.
Min. 2 – Max. 4
If the minimum class size is not met, we will inform you to reschedule the class or arrange a full refund if the class is cancelled. You will receive your refund within 5-7 business days, depending on your issuing bank.