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Resist Dyeing With Organic Indigo in Historic Shelburne

  • Art Studio 138 138 Water Street Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0 Canada (map)

Workshops will be held in historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia, in collaboration with Studio 138.

Resist Dyeing With Organic Indigo

A collaboration between Mamie’s Schoolhouse & Studio 138: 3 days of ecological fibre arts workshops in historic Shelburne

This workshop explores the beautiful Japanese art of resist dyeing known as shibori, and the magical blue hues of the indigo plant. Indigo is unlike other plant-based dyes in many ways. It is one of the very few plant dyes that does not require the use of a mordant to bind to fabric. In addition, because the compounds responsible for its blue pigment are not soluble in water, the plant has to be prepared in very particular ways to enable successful fabric dyeing. Students could spend a lifetime learning just about indigo dyeing, and still not learn all there is to know. But because of its special properties, it deserves workshops, like this one, devoted just to its wondrousness.

Students Will Take Home:

  • a range of fabric samples resist dyed with various shibori techniques

  • one completed shibori scarf (either silk or organic cotton) prepared by the student based on their earlier sample experiments

  • skills to further explore the vast, wondrous world of shibori and indigo

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Later Event: August 24
Resist Dyeing With Organic Indigo