Indigo Dye with Jasmine Lace Petrie
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    Visual Arts Room
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

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    $75.00 (become a member)

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    Dyers have been using indigo to create blue dye for centuries - we will be using a modern recipe for this 100% naturally derived fermentation indigo vat. We will formulate a vat together and utilize shibori techniques on fabric to create surface design before dyeing. Students will leave with a beautifully personal naturally dyed silk scarf and expanded knowledge of the craft.

    Participants should dress for mess and bring their own rubber gloves, aprons, and a plastic bag to transport dyed items. Optional: sewing kit and scissors.



    Shibori-style indigo dyeing is sometimes called Sudoku or Sudou, which means “blue earth” or “blue mud” in Japanese. It involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it before dyeing in indigo. Shibori-style textiles usually feature irregular patterns and contrasting colors that stand out against the indigo background. Bound areas resist the indigo dye, producing blue-and-white patterns when finished.

    Indigo Dye Stock


    This course is appropriate for all skill levels and there are no prerequisites.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Fibers and Textiles

    Jasmine Lace Petrie

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    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session. If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.