Indigo for the Intimidated

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St @ Heatley
2019 Wednesdays 7-9pm Sept 18 & 25
All tool use and supplies included
$95
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Feeling blue about the challenge of tackling indigo and fermentation pots? This is a relatively fast and straight forward approach to working with indigo leaves fresh from the garden. Catherine has been inspired by this alternative approach to working with indigo that was shared by Esme Hendrik Wong of Salt Spring Island. Quick dye baths beyond the blues result in toasty-tans and bronze like taupes, and the next step creates a blue pigment for silk painting. These two nights include both and also explorations in soy milk as a binder, as well as mordants not usually associated with the indigo process.

Note: Japanese Indigo grows well in the pacific west coast environment, so if you plant this spring, you can be harvesting after the workshop and ready to go! 

Instructor: Catherine Shapiro