Christi will be making and preparing an indigo vat for us to dye our own items! She will be bringing dyes and mordants in pre-measured amounts so people can buy the dyes directly and affordably, in addition to offering her beautiful self published instructional zines.
Pricing will be $20 per piece to be dyed, for up to 4 dips - limited to smaller items like shirts, lightweight dresses, and pillowcases (dyes are done by the weight of an item, so dyeing heavy items like blankets / curtains / coats / sweaters / jeans could absorb the entire dye-bath!) Please note that only natural fibers can be used with natural dyes, so dyeing is limited to silk, wool, linen, and cotton.
45 N Front St Kingston NY 12401
Saturday, May 11 11:30-2:30pm
No registration necessary - just bring your items and dye with us.
Indigo has been used by many different cultures for its rich, intense blue. The plant pigment itself will not dye fabric permanently, it must be prepared in a special solution known as a vat.