Experience the magic of indigo dyeing and follow the age-old steps to create 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 mini vat to take home to deepen your own indigo practice, over-dyeing to create complex colours, safe handling and disposal and other tips and tricks.
We’ll dye samples of yarn and use simple resist methods to create patterning on fabric in a large indigo vat. If time permits, participants will also 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.
Date: Sunday May 8 or Saturday July 16
Included: Comprehensive notes on all processes covered, a mini vat, samples of dyed yarn and fabric and tea and snacks
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 governmental 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.