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October 24 Organic Indigo

  • Oil and Cotton 817 W. Davis Street #110 Dallas,TX (map)

Instructor: Sarah Westrup

Participants will learn how to make an organic indigo vat from scratch using indigo, iron, and lime. Titled the mineral vat, this indigo recipe produces beautiful blues exclusively on cotton fibers. All participants will explore clamping and tying & dyeing techniques to create free formed resisted patterns. Instructor will also demonstrate how to mix a clay resist paste that can be painted on fabric to prevent indigo dye from penetrating designed areas. 

Materials include:
(3) 17” x 17” cotton scarves

*Students are welcomed to bring addition natural fiber cloth to add to the dye pot.

Earlier Event: July 18
July 19 Natural Dyes: Kitchen Dyes
Later Event: November 21
November 21 Painting with Natural Dyes