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Class: Indigo Dyeing Workshop
September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$85
In this workshop, participants will learn some of the history of indigo and its part in South Carolina history, how to make a vat, and dye cotton fabric using Shibori tie-dye methods. These techniques result in beautiful, unique patterns. Each participant will use these methods to dye two 18” x18” cotton napkins and a 28” x 28” kitchen towel.
Kelly Fort and her husband, Dale, own Pluff Mudd Farm—a small fiber farm on Wadmalaw Island, SC. They raise pygora goats, sheep, and flax for fiber; as well as indigo for dyeing the fiber. Kelly began her indigo journey growing and dyeing with Indigofera suffruticosa in the early 2000s. Through classes, books, fiber friends, and research the knowledge and enrichment continue. Much of her time is spent making dye paste from her plants, so she can continue to dye throughout the year. This paste will also be used in the workshop.
Participants are asked to bring their own rubber gloves, like the gloves used to wash dishes.