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Indigo Dyeing Workshop: A beginner’s workshop on the ancient art of indigo dyeing

  • Oh! Canary 513 A Valley Street Maplewood, NJ (map)

In this workshop local natural dyer Amanda de Beaufort will explore the ancient blue dye indigo.  You will learn how to create your own indigo Vat from scratch and the basics of working with a living Vat. Amanda will demonstrate basic shibori techniques including folding, twisting and bunching cloth to create bold patterns.

 Each participant will leave with a tea towel of their own creation. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own small sized natural fiber (100% cotton, linen, bamboo) garment or item to dye. T-shirt, tank top, bandana, socks, etc. are perfect.

 Please note:

- Any synthetic content or protein fiber (silk and wool) will not be suitable for dyeing with the type of vat we will use

-Large pieces cannot be dyed in this workshop—blankets, sheets, curtains, tablecloths

-Stained pieces might not over-dye evenly

-This workshop is not suitable for children

-Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained and possibly wet

 $85.  All materials including tea towel and rubber gloves are included in the price of the workshop.