Indigo Dreams – Natural Dye Workshop

Event Archive Page from July 22, 2015.

4 – 6 p.m. Join Wax and Wane fiber for this FREE hands-on natural dye class, and learn how to use indigo, a plant-based pigment, to make fabric art. Take  your piece home or leave it in the care of the artists for possible inclusion in a curated show in October. Drop in on the workshop any time, or stay for the whole session. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

From Wikipedia - 

Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, is a species of plant from the bean family that was one of the original sources of indigo dye. It has been naturalized to tropical and temperate Asia, as well as parts of Africa, but its native habitat is unknown since it has been in cultivation worldwide for many centuries. 

Dye is obtained from the processing of the plant’s leaves. They are soaked in water and fermented in order to convert the glycoside indican naturally present in the plant to the blue dye indigotin.

Full Workshop Series:

July 22, 4 – 6 p.m. - Indigo Dreams
August 12, 4 – 6 p.m. – Purple Desire
August 26, 4 – 6 p.m. - Magenta Magic
September 9, 4 – 6 p.m. – Green Tea & Eco-Printing
September 30, 4 – 6 p.m. – Radiant Red