You will love dyeing with indigo! In this class you will learn the process of indigo dyeing, from making the indigo stock solution to managing the indigo vat, then proceeding to the process of dyeing. Through demonstration and many samples, you will learn the art of Japanese shaped resist dyeing - shibori. Stitched shibori (mokume, ori-uni, karamatsu), kumo (spider web), arashi (pole wrapping), and others will be demonstrated. You will be given samples of silk, linen, cotton, and wool to dye, and one silk scarf so you can create your own original designs. You will leave with samples, an original scarf, and a desire to keep dyeing! Students should bring a waterproof apron, rubber gloves, waterproof marker, notebook and pen, hand sewing needles, scissors, one spool of tan Coats Dual Duty XP thread, one spool of heavy string (cotton rug warp suggested), a 5-gallon bucket, and a 2-4 foot length of 4" PVC pipe (available pre-cut at hardware stores).
Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $30.