Experience the magic of indigo dyeing and learn the steps involved in creating your own indigo vat in this full-day workshop with horticulturist and natural dyer Julia Billings.
We’ll cover the key aspects of dyeing with indigo (choosing which vat is most suitable for your needs, creating and maintaining a vat at home, fibre preparation, over-dyeing to create complex colours, safe handling and disposal and other tips and tricks) and look at techniques to dye both solid colours and patterning (using shibori methods, such as clamping, binding and stitching).
Participants will each dye 100gm of wool yarn and samples of fabric and, if time permits, have the chance to dye a small object from home- if you'd like, please bring along an item made from natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen, wool, leather and wood.
Please wear clothes that can take a splash or two of indigo and bring a notebook and pen with you.
Date: Saturday April 27 or May 25, 2019
Time: 10am- 4pm
Included: All materials, comprehensive notes on processes covered, 100gm of yarn, samples of fabric dyed in the workshop and lunch, tea and cake!
Location: Battlefield, Glasgow. This workshop will take place in a private flat and the address is given on booking. Please note that the flat is located on the third floor of an old tenement- if you have any questions about accessibility, please contact me via email@example.com.
Cost: £55 (limited to 8 participants)