Natural Indigo Stock Vat Workshop
Curious about dyeing with indigo? Would you like a demonstration on how to create your own indigo stock vat? Join us for a live virtual workshop and learn how to create your own natural indigo vat for dyeing textiles! Students can purchase an add-on Deluxe Indigo Dye Kit to follow along with the workshop or watch the live demo and make your vat after the workshop!
Join us Sunday May 23rd at 10:30 a.m. PST - for a 1 hour indigo stock and Shibori technique demonstration
Immerse yourself in the world of natural indigo by creating your own fructose indigo vat in the comfort of your own home with textile designer and artist, Hilary L. Hahn @hilarylhahn. The demonstration will begin with a short history of indigo dye. Then we will walk through the steps to create your fructose indigo vat and demonstrate several of my favorite Shibori fabric folding techniques.
In this workshop you will learn:
- the history of indigo dye
- how to mix your own chemical-free indigo vat
- several Shibori fabric folding techniques
- how to prep your pieces for the vat
Don't forget to order your supply kits! Students who would like to follow along with the workshop should order their Dye Kits as an add-on by May 17th so that supplies arrive by May 22nd.
Use this informative workshop as a springboard for our Intro to Natural Dyes E-course! Explore the world of natural botanical dyes in this self paced course. Learn how to choose natural fabrics and the associated processes of dyeing with botanicals while creating gorgeous sustainable pieces for your home or wardrobe!