Indigo Dyeing Weekend Workshop

Back by popular demand! Join Tzigane Caddell for a two-day introduction to learning the fundamentals of Indigo dyeing, using Shibori resist techniques on cotton. You’ll begin by stitching patterns on, and Indigo-dyeing, a hanky. Students will create Shibori resists on cotton yardage, a bandana and a large fine cotton shawl, which will be dyed in indigo. (Featured photo shows the amazing results from the recent one-day workshop!)

UPDATE: Starting March 17, 2020, SJAC’s galleries and offices will be closed, and all workshops, events, and programs are also suspended. This decision is based on the Government of NB’s recommendations for all public spaces to close due to the developing situation with the COVID-19 virus. We are keeping registration open for select workshops for future dates, which will be rescheduled from the original dates seen in the listing. Folks already registered / partway through workshops are being contacted with updates. Stay safe!

2 days: Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10, 2020 • 9:30am – 4:30pm (one hour lunch break) • Cost: $150

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Course Timeline:

DAY 1 – Saturday, May 9th
• 9:30-9:45: Introductions
• 9:45-10:30: Brief history of indigo
• 10:30-11:15: Prepare natural indigo iron vat; Explain the Science & Safety
• 11:15-11:30: Demonstrate patterns for Shibori Hanky: Label your Work!
• 11:30-12:00: Students make Shibori resist pattern on Hanky
• 12:00-12:15: Hankies in Indigo vat
• 12:15-12:30: Show a selection of indigo fibres; Hang hankies to oxidize
• 12:30-1:30: Lunch break, 1 hr
• 1:30-1:45: Dip Hankies; Demonstrate Stitching & Honeycomb techniques
• 1:45-3:30: Students Continue with Shibori on fibres; dipping & oxidizing
• 3:00: Last dip
• 3:30: Hang to oxidize
• 4:00: Unwrap & Reveal!
• 4:00: – 4:30 Wrap-up & Clean-up
DAY 2 – Sunday, May 10th
• 9:30-9:45: Revive the Iron Indigo vats
• 9:45-10:15: Demonstrate Arashi & Itajime Shibori
• 10:15-12:30: Shibori/ Indigo Dye/ Oxidize & Repeat
• 12:30-1:30: Lunch, 1 hr
• 1:30-1:45: Discuss Properties of Indigo/ Slow Clothing
• 1:45-3:30: Continue with shibori on fibres; dipping & oxidizing
• 2:30-3:00: Dip something from home
• 3:00: Last dip
• 3:30: Hang to oxidize
• 4:00: Unwrap & Reveal!
• 4:00-4:30: Wrap-up & Clean-up