In this workshop, you will:
- Explore the magic mystery of indigo, one of the oldest and most influential dyes, in a hands-on workshop.
- Set up an indigo dye bath using a simple ecological formula suitable for studio use.
- Explore basic indigo dyeing procedures and shibori resist techniques.
- Prepare cloth for dyeing and experiment with resist dyeing.
Several projects will deepen your understanding while you acquiring the knowledge to go on using this magic dye with a non-toxic, “green” formula suitable for the home studio. The formula can also be thickened and used to paint or print with indigo. I feel it is important to share this safer, non-toxic, fume-free, inexpensive, and easily disposed of formula widely used during the 18th century.
This workshop complements Barbara’s slide lecture on the Magic of Indigo.
This can be a one, two, or three day workshop. A dye facility or suitable area for heating water, mixing chemicals and dipping and aerating dripping cloth is required. In addition we need a slide projector (if the workshop includes my Indigo slide lecture), work tables, buckets, and a drying rack.
Suitable for all level students. Maximum class size 12 to 14 depending on the space and location.
Materials fee will be collected from students.