The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2:00 - 5:00

Instructor: Nica Rabinowitz

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 20

0 Seats Available

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Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract rich blue hues from the indigo plant. This workshop will explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with indigo. Participants will learn how to set up a fermented indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving. Participants may bring their own animal-based fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.)

No experience required 

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Materials Information

There is a $30 materials fee included in the registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Indigo, Fructose, Calcium Hydroxide, Silk, Wool, Hot Plate, Dye Pot

Maximum of 3 dips per person. 

Materials Provided by Student: their own yarn/roving if they want, protective clothing and gloves.

Homework:  None

Workshop Instructor

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