Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples
Beginner and intermediate
- Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class
- Scarves can be purchased via Exotic Silk or Dharma Trading Co.