ORGANIC INDIGO WORKSHOP
This is so exciting! In this class you will learn how to make an Organic Indigo Vat based on Fruit sugar/Fruit fermentation. We will explore and talk about other Indigo Vats and learn how to use and make a resist paste for fabrics.
This workshop is only suitable for Silk and plant fibres ie. Cotton, Linen, Hemp
Venue: AppleOak FibreWorks Workshop - McLysaght's Units, Unit 1, Raheen Rd, TuamgraneyCo Clare.
Date: Sunday, 29th of August
Time: 10am - 4pm
The day in detail:
A short history and introduction to Blue Dyeing ~ Which plants will dye blue, Woad versus Indigo, when and how was Blue first used, Origins
Creating an Organic Indigo Vat ~ learn how to create an Organic Indigo Vat using Fruit Sugar. We will also create an Iron Vat for comparison and how to keep them alive.
Learning to make and create with a resist paste ~ learning how to make a resist paste and applying it to your fabric.
Dyeing with an Indigo Vat ~ Learning all about the practices on how to dye with Indigo, what Vat is suitable for what and proper finishing practices.
Trouble shooting Indigo Vats ~ learn about how to fix and handle an unwell Indigo Vat.
All materials are provided. If you like to bring a small item, like a t-shirt or napkins, that is fine.
I usually provide lunch, but due to Covid restrictions, you will have to bring your own.
To bring: An old apron and sturdy footwear (wellies or walking boots), lunch and a mug for tea or coffee
- Classes are restricted to 8 participants (Class will go ahead with a minimum of 4 participants)
- Please do not come, if you are unwell we can work out a refund option
- Please wear a mask.
- Use sanitizer when entering and exiting the workshop.
- Please bring your own lunch/cutlery and mug, tea, coffee and oat milk will be provided.