Join me this summer at the Historic Camden Foundation for a series of FREE, SC Indigo Demo’s and paid Workshops.
Join me virtually on Thursday evening at 6:30 ET, August 26th for an indigo lecture hosted by the Charleston Horticulture Society. Learn more and register here. I will also be offering in-person indigo workshops on October 15th and 16th in their classroom.
On the second Saturday of each month (June-October), come see free demonstrations of natural Indigo dying. Come out and hear brief stories about the history, art, and science of indigo! To learn more and dye your own fabric, clothing, yarn, and paper, join me for the next Intro to Indigo workshop, 10 AM –12:30 PM. Workshop space is limited, sign up early and bring a friend! Contact me with any questions.
NEXT WORKSHOP TBD, Historic Camden Foundation Indigo Workshop. If you would like to be notified, please contact me to be added to my workshop list.
In this natural dye, Indigo workshop, we focus on how to use an indigo vat to create artful fabric with various pattern techniques which in Japanese culture are called Shibori (or tie-dye). I will demonstrate how to use an easy and effective organic indigo vat. We will discuss the science of indigo and see how a small amount of ‘chemical’ has been used historically to “reduce” the vat. We will learn how to properly use indigo to build deep blue’s that will not fade with washing.
We will learn about the different types of indigo plants grown and vats used in South Carolina, and around the world historically. Discover what makes indigo so magical and different from other natural dyes. Each participant will learn a variety of Shibori pattern (tie-dye) techniques on samples they create from provided fabric to understand how to layer and build color and patterns. Then the vats will be available for individual dipping!
Skill Level: Universal, all skill levels welcome.
Ages: 14+ Welcome.
Duration: approx 2.5 hrs.
Cost: $45/per person. Classes are limited to 10 people.
Click HERE to register for the July 10th workshop at Historic Camden Foundation!