(209) Dyeing With Japanese Indigo
Indigo is historically THE dye for vibrant blues. The Fiber shed movement has increased interest in using locally grown indigo. Japanese indigo can be successfully grown in Michigan, starting early in a greenhouse. Dyeing with fresh Japanese indigo is very time sensitive so the indigo will be harvested late in the afternoon before the class. Students will learn three methods to dye wool, silk, and cotton fibers with fresh indigo.
Workshop #: 209
Duration: Full Day Workshop 9am-4pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Day: Thursday All Day
Instructor: Lori Evesque
Experience: None required
Material Fee: $10 fee covers: growing and harvesting indigo, vinegar, spectralite, and fiber.
Supplies Students Need to Bring: Plastic bag, rubber gloves (to protect hands from dye – optional)