Join us for an alchemical transformation process as we ready a vat of luscious indigo dye. Through a process of twisting, tyeing and resisting, we will turn white cloth into the dizzying blue patterns of your choice. Students can bring their own cloth or garments on which to work. In addition, we will provide yardage for experimentation. Cloth dyed in this Indigo workshop makes a perfect foundation on which to stitch or quilt.
In the afternoon session students will use their newly-dyed strips of fabric to make weavings on hand-looms, inspired by the patterns created in the vat. Strips can be used as both warp and weft and combined in unlimited ways, creating thoughtful and surprising effects.
Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2019
Time: Indigo Dyeing 10am - 1pm
Hand weaving 2pm - 5pm
Day long workshop is 10am- 5pm with an hour lunch break
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: $120 for the Indigo Dye workshop and
$240 for the All day dyeing and hand weaving workshop
What to bring: All materials are provided in this course. Students are welcome to bring their own fabric to dye or over-dye.
*For students not joining in the morning dye workshop, we suggest bringing your own scraps of cloth to use for weaving.