Indigo is a dye like no other, and is great for resist-dyeing (AKA shibori, tie dye) because of the way the dye molecules oxidize in the air. Dyers have been pattrning cloth with a number of different species across time and place.
In this project-based workshop, we'll take a look at different resist-dyeing techniques and create a few samples. Then, you'll choose a cotton bandana, scarf or tea towel to dye with the design that appeals to you the most.
All materials and supplies are provided. Bring a notebook if you'd like to take notes, and wear work clothes that might get splashed with indigo.
Instructor: Kate Ellis is an artist living in Bloomington and working for Indiana University. She was a recent charter member of On Ramp, a fellowship sponsored by the Indiana Art Commission. She is currently a resident artist at McCormick's Creek State Park conducting workshops.