972-W Nature Printing and Indigo Workshop


DATE: Sunday, October 20, 2019

TIME:  10:00am – 2:00pm

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Come spend a day exploring the beauty of nature printing and the magic of an Indigo dye vat. We will use late summer leaves and flowers to make direct contact imprints on to a silk scarf. To transfer the tannins and color from the flowers and leaves to the silk scarf, the scarves will need about 2 hours in a steam bath. While we are waiting, we will explore shibori style indigo vat dying. Pack a lunch or go out; we will break for lunch once we get our silk scarves into the steam pot (could be more of a brunch). After a brief meal we will work with shibori techniques. Student will have 4 pieces of cotton to do practice folds and dips with. Their final project will be another silk scarf. You will go home with two excellent gifts for yourself or someone else.


INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Casey

No previous experience required

Class schedule:

10:00-11:30 Nature printing

11:30-12:15 Meal

12:30 – 2:00 Indigo

Students will need to bring:

Disposable gloves

An apron

Plastic bags or bin to carry home any wet items.

A shopping bag full of trimmings from various plants in their yard.

Best leaves for nature print: Oak, Walnut, Hickory, Sumac, Privet, Grape Vine, and Roses

Best Flowers: Marigold, Coreopsis, Black Eyed Susan’s, DK Red Hibiscus, Black Holly Hocks


Additional scarves can be purchased from the instructor for $10.00. Individuals who would like to do additional items in the Indigo will need to wait till the end of class and pay an additional 3.00 per item (under 8 oz) fee to the instructor.

Supply Fee: $25.00 paid to instructor Includes:

2 silk scarves

1 yard of cotton






Additional information


Member Fee, Non-member Fee

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