Sunday, October 19, 2014
9:00 - 12:00
Instructor: Jackie Ottino-Graf
Class Fee: $100.00
Material Fee: $0.00
Maximum Class Size: 15
-1 Seats Available
About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.SOLD OUT
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!
The method commonly used by
production indigo dyers involves making a stock solution from powdered
indigo. 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 stocks, how to “read” a vat and adjust it for proper dyeing
conditions. If time allows we will
explore techniques such as gradient dyeing and basic shibori style resists.
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. Bring up to 1 pound of clean 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 old ugly dye jobs.