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Saturday, October 21 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat PM LIMITED

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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 

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.


Nica can be reached at nica@artifacttextiles.com 

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Nica Rabinowitz

Artist, Fiber House Collective
Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Fiberhouse Collective. Her practice is rooted... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bld D Tents
  Workshops, Dyeing

Attendees (6)