Indigo Tour – Dyeing Workshop with Graham Keegan
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4:00-5:00PM Free indigo seedling giveaway. Come pick up a bundle of seedlings and learn how to grow and process indigo to extract the dye from the leaves. Includes a show-and-tell of various steps in the process. RSVP to reserve your seedlings at http://www.grahamkeegan.com/indigo-tour.
5:00-7:00PM Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing in this introductory workshop. We’ll be dyeing in an indigo vat and making patterns on the fabric using itajime, folded and bound compression. The course covers creating a ferrous vat from scratch, 4 basic folding forms: stripe, lattice, hexagon and chevron. Graham will be teaching best practices for both clamped and tied bindings, and discussing pre and post treatments for fabrics. He will be providing a cotton bandana to each attendee to begin with and encourages everyone to bring a lightweight, reasonably sized item or two (t-shirt, skirt, top, button-down or fabric piece) to fold and dip. No experience necessary. Purchase tickets at http://www.grahamkeegan.com/workshop/indigo-and-shibori-tour-workshop.
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