Indigo JAM

October 2019


Monday 21 October 2019 | 15:00 – 17:00
Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
$25 WSN Members | Materials Fee included

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We invite you to the third Indigo JAM of 2019. On Monday, October 21, we have two very potent indigo vats available for participants to gather, socialize and dye fiber pieces of their latest projects. These all-natural 30 gallon vats are robust, made of a blend of Persicaria tinctoria, Indigofera tinctoria, and Indigofera suffruticosa from Tennessee and California, USA and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Slow Fiber Studios founder Yoshiko I. Wada will provide casual instruction and demonstration at the beginning of the session and will be available to give advice on your latest indigo project. Come and meet fellow dyers over these communal, organic indigo dye vats.

You ae welcome to bring 1-2 pounds of all natural, plant based or silk fabrics or fibers pre-washed, rinsed well, and ready to dye. Let us avoid t-shirts or bulky garments to be courteous to other dyers. Sashiko artists may wish to bring their yarn or cloth to dye, and shibori artisans may wish to bring prepared shibori pieces to dye. The indigo vats will have a higher pH and may be harsh for fine wool fibers.

Presenter: Yoshiko I. Wada

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.17.20 PMYoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, curator, and textile scholar, president of World Shibori Network, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, producer of the Natural Dye Workshop film series and co-chair of the 1st – 11th International Shibori Symposium. A Berkeley resident since 1973, she continues to lead a wide range of workshops, lectures, tours, and symposia internationally, emphasizing sustainability, tradition, and innovation in design.



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