Intensive Indigo Two-day Workshop
Day #1(5 hours):
Dyeing Protein Fibers with Indigo – Participants will prepare stock solutions, take measurements and follow steps to make and reduce the following vats in preparation for dyeing up to a pound of their own wool, silk, or other protein fibers, yarn, or fabric.
- Pre-reduced Indigo
- Lye-Thiox Vat
- Washing Soda-Hydros Vat
- Natural Fermentation Vat
Emphasis will be on troubleshooting and renewing vats, and creating a range of shades by increasing or decreasing dip times and working to exhaust vats.
Day #2(5 hours):
Dyeing Cellulose Fibers with Indigo - Participants will prepare stock solutions according to recipes and experiment with making and renewing the following vats in plastic buckets in preparation for dyeing up to a pound of their own cellulose fiber, yarn, or fabric.
- Lime-Zinc Vat
- Lime-Iron Vat
Ample opportunity will be given for exploration of various resist techniques to create patterned fabrics.
Materials included in workshop fee:
- All dyes and chemicals
- Tags for dyed goods
- Workbook with recipes, instructions, and other handouts
- Coffee, tea, and bottled water
Supply list (participant must bring):
- Clean washed wetted fiber (1# dry weight)
- Rubber gloves
- Plastic bucket
- Plastic zip lock bags for wet fibers and fabric
- Bag lunch
Participants may choose to take one or both days of the workshop. $70 per day
Class limited to 6 participants.