Dyeing with Indigo and Oak Galls with Ashley Eva Brock
Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 8:00 am — Saturday | July 08, 2017 | 5:00 pm
West County Fiber Arts | 3787 Ross Road , Sebastopol, CA
Learn about the unique qualities and process of indigo dyeing, along with dye techniques that take advantage of the indigo’s special nature. We will also work with native oak galls as an underdye.
Learn about the process of how to make and maintain an indigo vat (using natural indigo powder, soda ash and thiox)
Learn how and when to dye with oak galls
Experiment with itajime (clamp dyeing), shibori (tie dyeing), and ombre (gradient dyeing) with fabric provided by the instructor
Dye a couple of garments or pieces of fabric brought by each student. (Silk, cotton, and rayon work best. Wool and linen are okay. Synthetics will not dye.)
Learn about growing indigo in their own gardens
We will have a potluck lunch, giving everyone time to socialize with the instructor and fellow students.