Come & dye a beautiful versatile fabric piece in the alluring & illustrious indigo. It can act as your newest statement scarf or a delicate wall hanging. Our workshop space will be in my private home. We will begin the class with an introduction of the famous dye plant Indigofera tincoria, or more commonly known as Indigo. Together, we will learn about the mystery and chemistry of this plant by creating a dye vat together! With the information given in this course, you will be able to open and sustain your very own indigo vats at home and begin your own indigo dyeing arts practice! After we prepare the vat, Claire will lead you through the basics of Japanese Shibori techniques to add beautiful patterns to your silk pieces. The final step is to dye our silks in the indigo vat and open them to see our beautiful, unique patterns! Once the dying is completed, class is over and you can leave with your freshly dyed textiles and continue your Oaxaca adventure! Everything you need will be provided including the fabric, tools, and of course, the indigo. Just bring yourself & your creativity!
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Claire Fredrick is a textile artist with over 10 years of teaching experience! Before she moved to Oaxaca full-time, she had a textile company in Baltimore, MD called Wax & Wane Fiber where she explored and researched the history, chemistry and beauty of natural dyes from around the world. She has been teaching plant dye workshops for over 3 years. Her emphasis and passion is in the vibrant and mysterious indigo giving plants. Coincidentally, Oaxaca has a rich history with natural dyes including indigo. Come learn about local and global color with Claire!
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My workshop will take place in the comfort of my bright and beautiful home in the private residence of La Loma in Cascada, right over the main road across from the Centro. We will learn about the art of natural dying and shibori around a large indoor workspace and then make our own textiles pieces outside in my shaded patio. While your work is hanging on the line to dry, guests can relax, wash-up and refill of some fluids before leaving!
Indigo Dye Party in Oaxaca