Experience the magic of indigo dyeing and learn the steps involved in creating your own indigo vat in this full-day workshop with horticulturist and natural dyer Julia Billings.
Over the course of the workshop, we’ll cover the key aspects of dyeing with indigo: fibre preparation, creating and maintaining a vat at home, over-dyeing to create complex colours, safe handling and disposal and other tips and tricks. We’ll dye yarn and use methods such as clamping, binding and stitching to create patterning on fabric.
Participants will each dye 100gm of wool yarn and samples of fabric and, if time permits, have the chance to small objects from home- if you'd like, please bring along items made from natural materials, such as cotton, silk, linen, wool, leather and wood. Extra yarn will also be available to purchase at wholesale price.
Please wear clothes that can take a few splashes of indigo and bring a notebook and pen with you.
Included: Comprehensive notes on processes covered, 100gm of yarn and samples of fabric dyed in the workshop and tea and cake!
Location: This workshop will take place in a large studio in Bridgeton, Glasgow. The studio is located on the second floor of a 1960's building with access via stairs or a lift. If you have any questions about accessibility, please get in touch via the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID: In order to comply with Scotland's government safety requirements, there will be a limit of 5 participants to allow for social distancing. All precautions, such as the wearing of masks while moving about, maximum ventilation of the studio before and during the workshop, enhanced cleaning and sanitising facilities, will be ensured. A comprehensive refund policy will be in place if you are unable to attend for COVID-related reasons.