Indigo Natural Dye Workshop
Natural indigo has been used for thousands of years. Every community has its own ritual, recipe, and technique for creating indigo dye.
In this hands-on workshop hosted by Naomi of flight path designs, we will explore the magic of indigo in combination with various Japanese shibori and resist dyeing methods to produce patterns on fabric. Indigo involves a chemical change of oxidation whereby the dye transforms from green to blue once it is out of the vat to create one of a kind pieces.
Participants will leave with a basic knowledge of the process and some beautiful hand-dyed pieces to take home. We will be utilizing clamps, string, and blocks to create patterns onto the fabric. Some cotton yardage will be included and blank scarves will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own cotton, silk or linen materials to dye (note that synthetic materials will not work with indigo).
Attendees are requested to come prepared with workshop ready clothes. Bring an apron if you have one and expect a workshop filled with alchemy, experimentation, and play!
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
1:00pm to 3:00pm
London Fields Shoppe, 692 East Hastings Street (at Heatley) in Vancouver
Cost: $65.00 plus tax includes all supplies
Naomi Joy Yamamoto is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design where she received a BFA with distinction in textiles. Her artistic practice has included mixed media installations, leatherwork and natural dye processes.
note: Workshops are a final sale and are non-refundable. Class dates / times are non-transferable.