Indigo Play Day
Indigo Play Day
Are you craving a shibori dyeing fix or need the fellowship of likeminded fiber artists?
Come and play with indigo dye at The Aya Fiber DYEHOUSE
An indigo vat is ready to use as well as all equipment. Use the indigo vat to create your own creations. Napkins, pillows, tablecloths, scarves or whatever else you can think of! BYO cotton, silk or linen fabric and receive advice and technique reminders to help you on your shibori works. Bring an item of clothing to update with this years newest fashion trend!
Please note: Students must have completed an Intro to Indigo Dyeing workshop.
Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat.
The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.
INDIGO Play Days will be held on the last sunday of each month- bring the family and make a day of it!
Coffee is available at the studio from 8:30 am. Come early and enjoy an early morning cup on the dock.Workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 3:00pm with a break during the day for lunch . Bring a lunch or plan to eat at one of the area's many delicious waterfront eateries.
Workshop Cost: $80.00/ person