Instructor: Sarah Ollikkala Jones
With a history spanning more than three-thousand years, indigo dyeing, which requires a different process than all other natural dyes, is one of the world's most revered dyeing traditions.
In this class, you will learn how to create an indigo vat and how to create different patterns through clamp- and pole- resist techniques. You will spend the afternoon experimenting with different surface design effects and dyeing your pieces in the indigo vats. We will provide you with a fabric bundle kit containing many different kinds of fabrics to work with including cotton and linen.
+ 2 pieces of cotton or linen cloth (pre-scoured*) equaling 2 yards in length total, OR 2 pieces of clothing (pre-scoured*) approximately equaling 2 yards in total, such as 2 t-shirts, or 2 tanks, or 2 pillow cases, or 4 table linens, etc.
+ Rubber gloves
+ The Modern Natural Dyer (recommended)
+ Small scissors with a sharp point (recommended)
Each student will receive a material kit that includes:
*To pre-scour your fabric, wash regularly in machine, hot water preferred. Or scour according to cellulose directions in The Modern Natural Dyer by Kristine Vejar.
No experience required.
NOTE: Class is held in our outside studio. Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions.
1 session / 5 hours with a 1/2 hour lunch break
Class Size: 12 students max.
Cost: $150 + $20 materials fee
Sarah is the production dyer at Verb. She loves to experiment with different techniques and to create new colors. Sarah has a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and excels at the complex math necessary to achieve consistent colors and results. An avid knitter, sewist, and baker, Sarah also loves to hike, collect flowers, and try out new recipes and crafts.
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