Instructor: Sara Beth Black
Dates: Thursdays September 1 and September 8
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Maximum number of students: 8
Location: Historic Johnson Farm on Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC
Class Description: Come out and learn to indigo dye natural fabrics – cotton, linen, silk, rayon or tencel fabrics will all take indigo dye. Indigo is a plant-based dye and is one of the oldest materials used for dying fabric.
The first class day will be preparing your items for the dye pot using items listed below. Be sure all items are washed before bringing to fold. Shibori folds will be demonstrated along with other resist dying techniques. The morning will be filled with folding, clipping, banding, tying and sharing folding ideas.
The second class day will be putting your prepared items in the dye pot until you get the desired shade is achieved. Bring a lunch in case the dying takes us into the afternoon.
Prerequisites: No prior experience is required.
Students should bring the following to class: cotton, linen, silk, rayon or tencel items to be dyed. This could be tablecloths, napkins, yarn, your favorite shirt or any other items made of the previously listed fabrics. BE SURE TO WASH ALL ITEMS BEFORE BRINGING TO CLASSS. For Shibori folds you should bring needle and thread, rubber bands, popsicle sticks, tongue depressors or other small wood pieces, string, small diameter pipes (1”-1.5”), binder clips, small clamps or any other item you would like to use to block the indigo dye on your fabric. Please bring a plastic bag to carry your dyed items home.
Fee: 65$ for HWFA members (must have completed orientation at the time of registration) or $90 for non-members.
Material Fee: $10 for dye.
The last day to register for the class is August 26, 2022. To secure your seat in the class, send check to:
Heritage Weavers and Fiber Arts (HWFA)
3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Drop cash, check or credit card by the Boarding House Monday through Friday 10 am – 3:30 pm