Information Sheet    Indigo the Queen of Natural Dyes      Tutor     Caroline Bell

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This is a two day class with each day a week apart. Students will learn how to mix, make and maintain an organic indigo dye vat including trouble shooting. There will be an opportunity to experiment with different recipes understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will then experiment with the vats generating a series of samples using simple resist techniques. We will then extend the process with the addition of one or more natural dyes and also use previously rust dyed and eco printed fabrics as time permits.



Experience level: Any

Class fees:  £120 A non-refundable deposit of £60 will secure your place, with the balance to be paid when the course begins

Class size:


Dates: Two days running from 10.00 – 16.00

Additional information: Further classes from Caroline are in the pipeline, or look at the timetable for other classes that might take your fancy

Student requirements:

A selection of cotton and silk fabrics, (lighter weight fabrics work best) some are available for sale at the Granary Studio
String, elastic bands, buttons etc. for Shibori
Some pieces of iron for rusting
Sewing kit with strong thread for stitched resist
Eco printed fabric samples which you wish to improve/change
Apron, old clothes
Caroline will bring the rest!
Please note we will be working to generate samples which will hopefully give students a rich reference source as an inspiration for further work at home.