WORKSHOP: Polygonum tinctorium - INDIGO - The leaves of this ancient dye plant are a natural source of beautiful blue color - from robin's egg to deep rich indigo. Its story is woven into the history of civilization, techniques exploring design possibilities differing across cultures and place.
In this class, discover the colorful history of indigo. Learn how to grow, harvest, and use indigo for dyeing. We'll discuss dyeing with fresh leaves, as well as fermenting leaves and processing into powder. Learn the basics of setting up an indigo vat as well as important steps in the natural dyeing process. Discover techniques for creating designs and modifying colors.
Leave with a packet of seeds and growing tips, a booklet with detailed instructions for creating natural dyes with indigo, and ingredients for scouring. Enjoy tea + good company, as well as a 15% discount in the shop; natural dyeing books, supplies, and ingredients are available for purchase. Bring a friend! Buy 2 tickets and save $10.
Wednesday, April 1 from 6 - 8pm OR Saturday, April 4 from 11 - 1pm