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Workshop Hand Dyeing with Organic Indigo: Blueberries to Blue Skies

Workshop Hand Dyeing with Organic Indigo: Blueberries to Blue Skies

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Date: **Next workshop dates will be announced in September 2022**

Time: 1:00-3:30

Location: Timmins Museum: NEC (Artist Studio)

Host: Vanessa Lamarche

My passion is creating with organic Indigo, and I'm so excited to share my Blueberries to Blue Skies indigo workshop experience. 

What We'll Do

Together, we will hand dye an organic cotton bandana. 

You will learn basic Shibori techniques, which are used to create pattern on the cloth. The most familiar is known as Tie-Dye.  

Three Shibori techniques will be demonstrated. There are many variations within the three techniques.  Choose the one that sparks your interest; follow the instructions or follow your heart! 

You will then start with the preparation of the bandanas and then we will meet the STAR of our experience, our indigo vats (fructose organic indigo).  While things are soaking, I will share the process of building a vat in a mason jar so you can see how the dye is made.   

You will be up close when the magic starts to happen: … the color transformation is one of my favourite moments! 

While we wait for our color to appear, I will share a few facts about organic indigo. For example: Think about your best pair of jeans… Have you ever wondered why we call them denim or blue jeans? 

Then, my next favourite moment… we open our work!! Even though we use similar techniques, each piece will be unique.  

This is part of what I love about organic indigo, it's ALWAYS a surprise! To me, it feels like opening a gift. 

You will leave with your own unique piece of wearable art and a feeling of connection through the shared experience of transforming cloth with organic Indigo. 

Vanessa xo

** We will follow the Timmins Museum's Covid-19 guidelines. 

Care Instructions

Machine wash and dry, gentle non-whitening detergent recommended.

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