Fresh Indigo Dyeing & Post-Mordanting Workshop

Jul 12, 2021 | Events, News, Workshops

Tuesday, July 27, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Slocan Fieldhouse

In this class, we will be joined by Guest Dye Artist, Bea Miller, to learn about fresh Indigo Dyeing! Bea will teach us how to use the Indigo grown in our Colour Me Local Dye Garden to dye silk with a salt extraction technique. We will then dip our Indigo-dyed fabric into dye vats with other dyestuffs and post-mordants to change the colours and experiment with more advanced dye techniques. You will learn about when to collect dye plant materials, the purpose of scouring and mordanting (preparing your fabric for dyeing), and how to make beautiful naturally dyed fabric all while spending quality time with other interested dyers in the community. Materials will be provided and you will take home your Indigo dyed silk samples. You will also be given a take-home resource to continue your dye exploration at home. All skill levels are welcome.

See examples of Bea’s work here.

This course has been subsidized as a gift from Still Moon Arts Society, to the community. Please note that we will not be able to charge such a reduced price in all our future dye workshops, but we hope to make this one accessible to as many interested dyers as we can accommodate.

Registration closes on July 27th at 12pm.

Other Info:

For the comfort of all attendees, a non-medical mask is required to attend the class. We will have hand sanitizer available on site, and continue to practice physical distancing. The class will take place at the Alder Eco-Arts Hub (Slocan Park Fieldhouse) unless changed due to weather. We will bring a large tent for shade. Please make sure to bring lots of water, and layers for bugs/evening temperatures.

Workshop Fee:

As is a non-profit organization, Still Moon Arts charges based on the part of the work that we offer. With that in mind, we will not exclude people due to unaffordability or cost. We will offer a sliding scale for participants who are unable to absorb the full cost of the workshop. Please contact us if this is the case and we can discuss what is reasonable for you. We greatly appreciate these funds that go towards supporting this program and furthering non-cost programs that Still Moon Arts runs.

Refund Policy:

If you would like to cancel your attendance at an upcoming class, we will offer you a refund, provided that you inform us at least one day prior to the scheduled workshop. Please note that the Eventbrite processing fee is non-refundable, and we do not have control over this part of the fee.

Questions? Please contact Varsha Gill (Eco-Arts Programs Manager) at varsha@stillmoonarts.ca

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