Indigo Dyeing 2-Day Workshop



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Workshop Description

Back by popular demand – join Tzigane Caddell for this fantastic two-day workshop! Students will learn the fundamentals of Indigo dyeing, using Shibori resist techniques on cotton. We will 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 then be dyed in the Indigo Vat.

Workshop Information
Age group: Adults

Time: 9am-4pm with a 1 hour break for lunch, both days

Dates: Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, 2022 (storm dates: Jan. 21 & 22)

Duration: 2 days

Fees: Tuition – $90 / Kit purchased from instructor – $60 (kit includes: vat and stitching supplies; 1 metre Cotton yardage; 1 Organic Cotton Hanky, 10” x 10″; 1 Organic Cotton Bandana, 24” x 24″, 1 Organic Cotton Mull Shawl, 44” x 82”)

Skill level: Beginner

Capacity: 6 students

UPDATE: FULL! Watch for new dates in 2022.

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Student Supply List

Students, please bring these items on the first day of the workshop:

  • Apron or Work Clothes: waterproof is ideal. Indigo-dyeing is messy and permanent!
  • Rubber gloves: the longer the better; elbow-length, if you can.
  • Coffee/ Water/ Snack/ Lunch: We have an hour at lunchtime. The City Market and other restaurants are a 5-10 min walk, if you wish to buy lunch.
  • One article of clothing or small household item (like a pillow case), made of cotton or linen, for dyeing on the second day.
    No large items, bedding, or heavy fibres (like terrycloth or denim) please.

About the Instructor

Tzigane Caddell, retired landscape designer from Rothesay, NB, began exploring natural dyeing in 2017. Indigo dyeing quickly become a consuming passion and is now the central focus of her small-batch fibre-dyeing enterprise – Tzindigo (Tz + Indigo). Tzigane uses shibori resist techniques to create patterns on cotton, linen and silk shawls and scarves and up-cycles linen clothing – giving a second life by resuscitating it in the indigo vat.