Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for coloring fabrics and the one still used today to color blue jeans. Indigo dye comes from a plant of the legume family, Indigofera tinctoria. It is made from the leaves using a fermentation process. In this class we will experiment with three Japanese manual resist dyeing techniques using indigo to produce beautiful blue and white patterns on fabric. They are Itajime, Arashi, and Kumo. Fabric, that can be turned into decorative or fashion items, and everything needed for the dyeing process will be provided. Students can bring a t-shirt to dye too.
Instructor: JoAnn Mancuso
Class Fee: $50 (Members $35)
Materials Fee: $15 (pay instructor)