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Spring Indigo Social
May 12@1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$100
Dyeing with Indigo has a long history, dating back to at least 2500 BC. There are many methods and techniques to using indigo, from fermenting your own plant stuff, reducing with urine and lots of other unpleasant steps. We will not be experimenting with those methods in this class! Learn how to make a concentrated stock, and use it to add beautiful layers of blues to your fibers! We will cover proper procedure for working with indigo, making a vat, how to “read” a vat and adjust it for proper dyeing conditions.
New this session – Jackie will be providing a set of 4 cloth napkins and a silk scarf for participants to experiment with! Feel free to also bring up to 1 pound of clean (washed prior to the class with detergent) yarn, unspun fibers*, fabric…anything you would like to dip in the vat! Indigo also reacts wonderfully over previously dyed fibers, consider faded clothing or ho hum dye jobs.
with Jackie Ottino
$80 + $20 materials fee
Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.
Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, or bring an apron. You will also need a long pair of rubber gloves, such as dishwashing gloves and a package of clothespins. (the clampy kind) Optional: any resist materials to imprint on fabric (mason jar lids, cds, marbles, rubber bands)
*If bringing unspun fibers, please bring them in a mesh bag to dye in.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jackie Ottino Graf of Forage Color is a fiber-holic and a natural dyer. She loves spinning and knitting, chemistry, and coaxing bold, striking colors from natural materials.
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL! You may call (207) 338-222 or email email@example.com to sign up for the waiting list. Jackie will also be teaching a Rainbow Natural Dye workshop on June 23. Check that out here.