Intensive Indigo Two-day Workshop


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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.

  1. Pre-reduced Indigo
  2. Lye-Thiox Vat
  3. Washing Soda-Hydros Vat
  4. 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.

  1. Lime-Zinc Vat
  2. 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
  • Apron
  • 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.