Discover the magic of indigo dye and create your own silk scarf. In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will learn about the indigo plant, the process of making a vat, methods of dye extraction, vat maintenance, and examples of historical and contemporary artworks including shibori. Together, you will make an indigo vat and use shibori techniques to prep fabric and dye samples on cotton swatches. Then create a shibori scarf on silk as your final project.
COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines.
Please bring an apron or clothes ready for a mess, rubber dish gloves that go past the wrist, a notebook, and a pen. All other supplies included. Limit 12