Indigo Dye Day

During our Indigo Dye Day you will not only learn about the indigo dye process but different Shibori techniques. Shibori is the Japanese art of creating resists, areas that remain white after dyeing the fabric. Bring your old cotton linens or clothing to dip into the dye or purchase items from us.

$30 registers you a table where you can have up to 2 people (age 6 and up) from your bubble join you. Each item you bring is priced for dyeing according to its size – $3 to $15. We will have t-shirts ($10), pillow cases ($10), handkerchiefs ($3) and silk scarves ($10 to $15)  available for purchase.

This is an outdoor event.

When: Saturday, August 29th, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen St., Blyth
Workshop Cost: $30
Materials Cost: $2 to $15 per item

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Kathy White

Indigo is one of the oldest known dyes known to man. For centuries it has dyed fibres and textiles blue and was the original natural dye used on denim until a synthetic formula was created.

Blue can only be created naturally from the leaves of Indigo and Woad plants. The leaves of the plants are either used fresh or dried to create the dye bath. As Indigo and Woad are not water soluble the molecules adhere to the fibre in the dye bath and then change colour once they are pulled out of the liquid and hit oxygen. It is during the oxidation that the indigo dyes the fibre and turns it blue. It is magical to watch!

During our Indigo Dye Day you will not only learn about the indigo dye process but different Shibori techniques. Shibori is the Japanese art of creating resists, areas that remain white after dyeing the fabric.

This is your chance to bring your tired whites back to life with a new colour! Bring your old cotton linens or clothing to dip into the dye to create beautiful shades of blue. The more you dip, the darker the hue you will obtain.

$30 registers you a table where you can have up to 2 people (age 6 and up) from your bubble join you.

Each item you bring is priced for dyeing according to its size – $3 to $15.

We will have t-shirts ($10), pillow cases ($10), handkerchiefs ($3) and silk scarves ($10 to $15)  available for purchase.

This is an outdoor event.

The class is led by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston who has been dyeing professionally for over 25 years and started working with natural dyes in 2006.

When: Saturday, August 29th, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen St., Blyth
Workshop Cost: $30
Materials Cost: $2 to $15 per item

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