Indigo Dyeing with silk
SATURDAY 9TH JULY, 1.30 – 4.30
Join textile artist and designer Mila Harris-Mussi for an experimental afternoon of indigo dyeing and Japanese Shibori.
Learn all about the natural plant dye Indigo, and how it is used in this traditional Japanese tie and dye technique. You will learn how to use stitching, wrapping and clamping to resist the dye and create dots, lines and graphic patterns on the cloth.
During the workshop Mila will instruct you in the complex workings of the plant dye Indigo. You will gain an understanding of how to prepare the indigo solution and dye vat to create strong and long lasting blues on natural fibres.
Once you have experimented with a variety of these methods on the fabric samples you will be able to create your own distinctive shibori design on a silk scarf.
You will take home a set of experimental shibori samples and a silk scarf.
You will gain:
An understanding of the historical and contemporary use of indigo dye.
How to extract the indigo dye from the plant.
How to prepare the indigo dye vat to use at home.
An introduction to the stitch, clamping and binding techniques of Japanese Shibori.
A Silk scarf designed and dyed by you!
All materials are included, please bring an apron.
2 Bedford Street