Join us for a day of Indigo and Shibori dyeing, learn about this ancient blue hue, and create your own unique project piece.
This workshop uses a chemical-free and all-natural dyeing process.
This 5-hour course begins with an introduction to indigo, one of the oldest plant dye methods in the world; it’s lineage, brief history and a discussion of its importance in cultures around the globe. We will address the challenges and opportunities for sustainable dyeing using indigo.
You will design and dye your own project using a natural fructose sugar vat – an easy and effective way to be introduced to indigo dyeing – AND – you will learn several effective and beautiful Shibori techniques to apply to your indigo dyed pieces.
Setting up and maintaining an indigo fructose vat will be demonstrated. You will learn how to use the indigo fructose vat to achieve different shades of blue, and will leave with an understanding of indigo dyeing as well as a beautiful, one of a kind piece of your own design.
All tools and materials are included in the price of the workshop.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Victoria’s art and designs are focused on sustainability, natural colours and the feminine element woven within nature. Each piece she creates echoes our connection to Mother Earth, our relationships to each other, culture, colour, and the places we live. She is dedicated to inspiring others and connecting communities through craft and art. Victoria is a mural artist, painter, and plant dyer who holds workshops for natural indigo dyeing around the globe. She has taught indigo dyeing at festivals and events throughout Australia, the Pacific, and the Americas. Learn more: www.victorialarnach.com