Natural Indigo Vat in Your Home
July 9, 2022 @ 09:00 - July 16, 2022 @ 12:00
2 Saturdays, Dates TBC!
JULY, 2022 | 9:00 – 12:00 PST / 18:00 – 21:00 France (Michel Garcia)
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
Michel will provide a complete manual on what INDIGO is botanically, chemically with historical background. He will explain how an organic INDIGO vat works and to make it, use it safely, and maintain it at home. You will have step-by-step instruction as well as recordings from the class to guide your practice at home. Please know that the bigger (more dyestuff) your vat is, the easier it is to maintain. In the next series of indigo workshops, Michel will teach how to extract your own indigo dye from dried indigo leaves.
The indigo workshop structure is to include two Saturdays (3 hours each) and a week in between to carry on your experiment and observation of your own indigo vat. In the first class, Michel will cover basics and you will make your indigo vat and learn how to dye various fibers, in the second class, Michel will show how to enrich/spike your depleted vat by adding a stock solution and learn to continue using the vat for your ongoing small scale home project. He will demonstrate alternatives for antioxidants besides fructose.
Enjoy your own dye vat to color your home projects with a dip in an organic indigo dye. It would be handy to dye your samples if you are taking the upcoming shibori workshops. Students will receive Michel’s Indigo Manual #1, Students Prep & Info sheet, List of Q&A, and lifetime access to recording for the classes.