Sun, May 15|
5/15 Indigo Workshop at Fox Wine Co.
Come learn how to dye natural fibers with this historic natural dye, Indigo! The fee is $50 and includes 1 cotton bandana, and scrap fabric to test the techniques on. I will also bring additional blanks for purchase.
Time & Location
May 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Santa Barbara, 120 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
About the event
This is a great introduction to natural dye because unlike other natural dyes, you don't need to mordant the fiber (prep the fiber for dyeing) as the indigo attaches to natural fibers very easy! This means you can bring 1 to 2 small items to the workshop to give your item new life! (Please no large blankets or towels as they will take up to much room for everyone else please ;) )
Lighter colored cloth will give you a better contrast for the resist pattern, or you can just dip it for an allover color or graduated ombre, but ANY color is acceptable. Natural fibers like cotton, hemp, bamboo, silk, wool, etc are best for this dye process. Synthetic fibers will not readily take the dye. We will be exploring different resist techniques utilizing tying, folding, clamping, and more to get interesting patterns on the fabric.
Bring your imagination and leave behind any self-doubt or reservation because no matter what you do, your fabric will look so cool and you will have a blast doing it! This workshop is perfect for beginners and anyone curious about natural dyeing. No experience necessary. I do recommend wearing things you don't mind a few blue drips, just in case.
Sunday, May 15th 10:30am-2:30pm
Fox Wine Co.
120 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara 93101
This workshop will be held in person at Fox Wine's outdoor patio.
Fox Wine Co. is a boutique winery pouring Santa Barbara county wines, sparkling Rosé, hard Kombucha Rosé & hard Cidewines by the glass and bottle, and hand made Organic Cider and Rose Kombucha on tap in a gorgeous space along with Topa Topa Brewery, Lama Dog Tap Room, and The Nook Eatery. They're open daily: 12 to 8 Monday’s through Thursday, 12 to 10 Friday and Saturday, Sunday 12 to 8.
Workshop Ticket$50.00+$1.25 service fee