Introduction to Indigo: Experimenting with Pattern

Introduction to Indigo: Experimenting with Pattern

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue.

Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques. After folding, clamping and tieing some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:

You’ll leave with 8 fat quarters of patterned, indigo dyed fabric, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

Fee: 3 hour class: $40 + $12 materials fee/student = $52