Indigo 101 : Fresh Leaf Extraction and Vat Making
At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658
Monday August 12 & Tuesday August 13, 2019
Yes, you can grow indigo in Vermont! In fact, there are hundreds of different species of plant that contain indigo pigment. We will be working with one species, Persicaria tinctoria, grown on the premises. In this course we will learn how to gather, process and extract pigment from leaves of this plant in two different ways. Attendees will receive complimentary seeds as well as tips on growing this plant in their own garden. This course will concentrate on folding and preparing fabrics in traditional Itajime Shibori patterns using wood blocks and rope to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Students will complete scarves scarves and fabric swatches on both silk and cotton. This class appeals to those who like the excitement and surprise of creating impromptu patterns.