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Dyeing For Blue: Indigo Vat Dye Workshop

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20990 Lakeside Drive

Thorndale, Ontario N0M 2P0

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Dyeing For Blue: Indigo Vat Dye Workshop

Indigo is the only plant source to get blue dye; it has been around for thousand years and used by civilizations all over the world. Learn how to create your own indigo vat and Shibori techniques to create beautiful patterns and effects on your fabric. Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching and binding it. Let's discover the world of blue!

Workhsop fee: $90 (includes instuction and material fee)

I highly recommend participants also purchase a blank woven (cotton with fringe) shawls (117 cm x 210 cm) at a wholesale price of $40. Please indicate your desire to add this item to your workshop experience.

It is important to register early, as there is a 12 person limit for each class. If you are registering later, please contact to see if there is still room.

I encourage everyone to bring their own material if they wish, although it must be either cellulose or protein fibres. If some clothes have 5% spandex or 50% polyester that’s fine, we can work with — just the colour won’t be as vibrant. We can dye skeins of yarn for those who would like to knit with it. Please make sure your fabric is make out of 100% cellulose or protein fibre - those fibres are best for the dye to bind to the fabric. Avoid synthetic fibres.

Cellulose fibres are produced from wood or plants, which includes; cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, flax, bamboo

Protein fibres are produced from animal hair/hide, this includes silk, sheep wool, leather, alpaca,

Synthetic fibres are polyester, nylon, spandex,



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