Intro to Indigo

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Sunday August 14

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM


Indigo is the oldest recorded dye, having been found on mummies from Ancient Egypt. The need to produce that immaculate blue has created a long and tumultuous history. In this class we will look at the history of blue dyes in human culture as well as the methods of creating an indigo vat through a fermentation process - think sourdough, kefir, or kombucha.

We will also look at the Japanese mark making process called shibori to create our own pieces of unique cloth artwork. Fabric will be provided for this class. participants are welcome to bring in one or two small natural fabric pieces from home to dye with the excess of the vat we create in class. This class is built for all levels of experience. 

$30, $20 for garden members


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