Workshop: Indigo blue
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 wool yarn a range of solid shades and use shibori 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 dye a small object from home- if you'd like, please bring along items made from natural materials, such as cotton, silk, linen, wool, leather and wood.
Please wear clothes that can take a few splashes of indigo and bring a notebook and pen with you.
Included: All materials, comprehensive notes on processes covered, 100gm of yarn, samples of fabric dyed in the workshop and lunch, tea and cake!
Location: Pollokshields, Glasgow. This workshop will take place in a private flat and the address is given on booking. Please note that the flat is located on the first floor- if you have any questions about accessibility, please get in touch via the contact page or email email@example.com.