Gathering Blue: An Indigo Course
Saturdays, September 23, 30 and October 7, 2023 10am-12pm
@ Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati
4870 Gray Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Class Fee: $70 + $20 materials fee = $90
Experience level: Beginner
Class limit: 10
Take a dip and experience the magic of natural indigo dyeing.
This three class course will explore a variety of techniques working with the ever-fascinating indigo plant. Students will learn the science behind the process, fresh leaf dyeing applications, how to extract pigment, and how to ferment two different indigo vats, in addition to using resist-dyeing techniques with clamps, intricate folding, and woodblock printing. Participants will go home with four cotton quilt quarters (10"x10" squares) to use in their future projects, each demonstrating a different technique.
Materials students need to supply:
A small, undyed/white 100% silk item (skinny scarf, tank top/camisole, tie, or handkerchief)
Elbow length rubber gloves
**The materials fee covers the dye process materials and four 10"x10" fabric squares.