Granary Studio

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Indigo, Rust, and EcoPrint

Indigo, Rust, and EcoPrint


June 28, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Indigo, Rust and Ecoprint. Caroline Bell is the tutor for this course. For more information about Caroline, please visit her website


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Indigo, Rust and Ecoprint

A workshop which combines three of my favourite processes with the object of creating a series of cloths with beautiful and intriguing markings which may provide the basis of new work but can also be used as they are in the making of functional items like cushions, bags etc.

Day one will focus on the making of a natural indigo vat, tips will be given on how to maintain and troubleshoot problems so that you will have the confidence to continue to dye at home. When the vat is ready, we will enjoy the magical process of dyeing a series of fabrics ready for the next day.

Day two we will embellish our cloths with hot rust dyeing and ecoprinting using a special technique which has wonderful results on indigo.

Dates, please take careful note

2 days    Fri/Sat  28&29 June 2024. Each day runs from 10-4 and tea, coffee, and biscuits are available throughout


£130 , a non-refundable deposit of half the fee , £65 will secure your place, on receipt of the deposit your place will be confirmed. The balance should be paid two weeks before the start of the class

Requirements for Indigo, rust and ecoprint class

Approximately 2 metres of a mid-weight cotton something like cotton sheeting – it will need to be prepared for dyeing. Even better if you have any old cotton sheets lying around. Please note they must be 100% cotton. Sue sells appropriate ready prepared for dyeing cotton if you cannot find.

Some bits of metal for rusting washers nails old tools must have an iron content

Heavy duty rubber gloves

Apron, notebook, pen.

A couple of plastic bags to take home any wet fabrics

Needle and thread and scissors

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




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