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Home Town Blues - Indigo workshop

  • Private Home Gladwin, Michigan United States (map)

In this workshop students will dive deeper into the indigo experience. We will learn how to make and maintain a natural indigo vat, and dye a selection of items using shibori patterning techniques. Students will come away with several beautiful items, and a working knowledge of how indigo works.

Participants are encouraged to bring a 100% cotton T-shirt or similar sized natural fiber item to dye.

  • Location: My Mom’s house in Gladwin - address will be sent to you after registration

  • Day: Saturday June 15, 2019

  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Cost $65 ( includes $25 materials fee)

I am excited to share something that has been such a source of interest and joy for me over the last 25 years. Indigo dyeing is truly a magical experience. If there is time and interest we will discuss growing Japanese indigo, Persicaria tinctoria, and processing it to yield the magical blue pigment it contains. I intend to bring seedlings with me on the plane - if they make it through security there will be seedlings available for those who are interested in growing these beautiful plants.

Instructor will provide:

  • indigo vats***

  • gloves

  • shibori supplies

  • sample cloths

  • project towel or scarf

  • hand out

  • tea

Students provide:

  • Apron

  • Small 100% natural fiber item to dye. (must be pre-washed) (T-shirt, pillow cases, muslin cloth up to 1 yard, etc.)

  • packed lunch

***All Saturday students will be entered into the drawing to adopt the class vats. Students who also sign up for the Thursday Night intro class will receive an additional entry for the drawing.

September 2018 Indigo workshop in Oregon

September 2018 Indigo workshop in Oregon

Earlier Event: June 13
Michigan Indigo Night