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Coaxing Color: A Natural Dye Series - Part II - Shades of Blue

This is the second of three classes in a Natural Dye Series: Coaxing Color from the Earth's Blanket.  In this class we will dive into the vast world of indigo, exploring this thousands year old art and craft.  Natural indigo is obtained from indigo bearing plants, the most significant one being indigofera tinctoria. 

Unlike many plant dyes Indigo is not soluble in water, therefore we use a fermentation process to create an indigo vat.  We will create at least one organic indigo vat during our class and use it to dye samples.  A significant amount of time will be spent on learning to create and maintain a vat so you will leave well prepared to experiment on your own.

Each student will receive sample cloths of varying shades of blue and one scarf to dye. Some basic Shibori techniques will be introduced (clamping, folding, string tying). 

You may take this class as a part of the series or independently.

Please come prepared to enjoy a day outside. Bring lunch, water and anything you need to be comfortable.

$135 includes all course materials including silk scarf

$65 deposit required to reserve a spot

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