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Indigo: Four Paths to Beautiful Color

  • 30 Aug 2024
  • 01 Sep 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 30 Aug 2024, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 31 Aug 2024, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 01 Sep 2024, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 408 Depot St Asheville
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As part of our summer series this class will take you on a deep dive into all things indigo. We will learn to set up and maintain two indigo vats: the thiox vat also known as the workshorse vat and an organic vat made with fructose. We will also dye directly with fresh indigo leaves. You will learn the essential components of each method, along with the chemistry behind it. We will dye on cellulose, wool and silk fabrics and learn the traditional resist techniques of shibori. including simple folding and clamping, stitched, arashi. We will learn the essential techniques and chemistry behind each of these methods as well as trouble shooting. At the end of the series you will have an excellent grounding in the art of indigo dyeing.

Level: Beginner

Instructors: Joyce Tromba and Denise Arcuri (Read Joyce & Denise's bio)

Prices reflect the 20% Summer Series discount!

Members: $240 

Non members: $288

Materials fee: $45 (collected at time of workshop)

Materials supplied by teacher: all dyes, assists, fabrics, yarn and equipment

Materials students should bring: apron, additional fabric or small garments may be dyed. We will talk about this on the first day of class.

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