Experience the process of dyeing with indigo from start to finish, or should we say from seed to shibori! Workshop participants will begin by harvesting japanese indigo grown in the FARM's own Community Garden. Next we'll demonstrate the process of extracting the plant's pigments to create an dye vat. As we wait for the dye vat to be ready, a simple lunch will be provided from a neighboring farm.
In the afternoon, we'll get to dyeing and demonstrate the technique of shibori - a Japanese technique involving folding, twisting or bunching cloth, tying it off and then dyeing it in indigo. Please bring three of your own articles- a scarf, linens, whatever reasonably sized item you'd like - to be dyed!
Keep in mind that natural fibers hold indigo the best, so think of silk, linen, cotton, or wool items. The FARM Institute's own Cotswold blend yarn will also be available for an additional purchase.
*Please let us know if you have any diet restrictions.