Learn about the magic of indigo, its plant sources and how to make and maintain a 1-2-3 fermentation vat. Learn about the process of growing Japanese indigo, which will grow in our northern climate and how to process fresh leaves for dyeing on silk. We will then create an organic vat with powdered indigo sourced from Tony Creek Colors in Tennessee to do simple shibori resist techniques on an organic cotton bandana. Students will leave class with two bandanas.
Instructor requests students wear a mask or face covering. A bag lunch. Dress for wet mess or wear an apron or smock.