Instructor: Lani Estill of Lani's Lana
Saturday September 8th 1-5pm
Cost: $55 plus Material fee $35
Limit 15 participants.
Easy Indigo -- This workshop is designed to make an "organic indigo vat" that can be made for same day dyeing or can be maintained for extended dyeing over a period of time. The vat is based on the process developed by Michel Garcia in France.
This vat is faster than a fermentation vat and does not use chemicals. Fructose and lime bring out the beautiful blues made with powdered natural Indigo. We will dye three small skeins of Lani's Lana Worsted in a gradient achieved by controlling the number of dips each skein gets in the dye vat. There will be a hat pattern designed especially for the gradient yarns to take home.
Each participant may bring one skein of yarn to dye at the end of the day if we have enough blue left in the vat. It may be fun to overdye a skein on Sunday in the "Great Basin Natural Dyes" class too!!
The class materials fee includes wool yarn, a pattern suitable for small skein gradient yarns, indigo and other dye stuffs
Bring: gloves, apron and a notepad (wear old clothes)