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Indigo Social with Jackie Ottino Graf

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:00pm

Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915


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! 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 a vat, how to “read” a vat and adjust it for proper dyeing conditions.

Jackie will be providing a set of 4 cloth napkins and a silk scarf for participants to experiment with! Feel free to also bring up to 1 pound of clean (washed prior to the class with detergent) 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 ho hum dye jobs.

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