Granary Studio

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Magic of Indigo, the Natural Way

Magic of Indigo, the Natural Way


May 24, 2023 - May 25, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Indigo the Natural way

Enjoy two days of experimenting with this truly magical dye in a variety of ways. During this workshop you will learn how to set up, balance and correct a natural indigo vat using the 123 recipe developed by Michel Garcia. There will be an option to make your own personal vat which can be taken home at the end of the workshopif desired( bring your own bucket with lid!)We will be experimenting with a wide variety of resist techniques including stitched shibori, clamping, tyeing and folding to achieve a variety of effects. We will also be combining the indigo with rust and over dyeing with other natural dyes to extend the possibilities of results.

Requirements list

Please note there is a £5 materials charge to cover the cost of the indigo plus other dyes and mordants and assistants.

Gloves and apron

Scissors and a selection of needles

Approximately 2 metres of medium weight cotton fabric prepared for dyeing ie scoured. If you have any old white cotton sheets lying around even better!

If you have done any ecoprinting that is less then satisfactory then indigo can often make them much better!

 don’t forget your lunch as there is no shop in the village



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