This evening class will show you how to set up your own organic indigo vat and use shibori tie dyeing techniques, to up-cycle your own items.
Firstly, you will receive some theory and guidance in setting up the organic indigo vat, using just 3 simple natural ingredients - fructose, indigo and lime. You will learn how to tend the vat to keep it balanced and how to use it for shibori tie-dyeing cloth. You will be shown a few simple shibori tie dye techniques to fold and bind your own small garments or items (A 100% natural fibre small vest or lingerie is perfect - nothing too big, heavy or fluffy), to up-cycle with this beautiful mystical blue colour.
You will leave with a good understanding of how to set up and use an indigo vat for yourself, do shibori tie-dyeing and continue your practice from home using simple kitchen equipment.
Class runs 6.30pm - 9.30pm, with a short break for refreshments. Please bring drinks and snacks to share.
Workshop price: £65/ Conc's: £58 - includes all required dye materials.
Please bring with you:
- 1 x 100% natural fibre small item or garment (to up-cycle with the organic indigo and shibori tie dyeing). A 100% natural fibre small vest or lingerie is perfect - nothing too big, heavy or fluffy.
You may also wish to bring rubber gloves, an apron or wear clothing which you don't mind getting messy. Along with a journal and pen and camera to catalogue your creative journey.
There will also be our beautiful organic British-grown silk available by the metre to use in class, at an additional cost of £15 per 1/2 m or £30 per m.
Rubber gloves will be available for indigo dyeing. And print outs will be provided to cover both of the technique.