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It's time to dye with fresh indigo leaves!

I hope you had a good summer and start looking around what is next for fall.

I am happy to announce about few workshops including fresh Indigo leaves dye.

Indigo dye has been one of my theme for this past several years. The deep indigo color is my favorite, yet I love the mixture of various shades of blue together. Indigo plants itself appears as unusual dye material. When I dye with indigo, it was first green but when it is oxidized it turns blue. I have dyed yarn and fabric in authentic traditional fermented dye vats in Japan several times in various places. Then last year I took five day intensive shibori and indigo dye workshop and played with indigo with chemical support by myself and with others as well in the studio.

One of this year's goal is dyeing with fresh indigo leaves with my students. I passed seeds to some studio members to grow in their garden since I don't have much space in my yard. I am happy to see them growing well although it was not hot summer. I am sure we have enough to do a couple of workshops. Please join me to witness of the magical moment!

And please check my new website for more events and news (and old news). Thank you for your support. I hope to see you at the studio soon!


Fresh Indigo Leaves Dye

Sep.16th (Sat.) 3:30-5:30pm limited to 8 people.
Sep.23rd (Sat.) 3:30-5:30pm limited to 8 people

Fee : Current students $15, others $25 plus materials $15 (silk scarf) 
What to bring : A plastic bag to take the scarf home

In the Spring I have given indigo seeds to some of you. I have heard that the indigo has been growing well. In my tiny garden plots beautiful indigo plants are spreading out. Now it is time to experiment with the indigo leaves. The fresh leaves contains the blue/green (teal) color pigments. We can dye silk fabric with them with water.It is a simple procedure yet have to be done quickly. 
Please sign up the workshop below if you need to experience in first hand! Participants will dye one silk scarf of your choice. If you like, you can do simple shibori (resist tie dye) effect.

I will save slots for people who have grown indigo then first come, first serve basis.
Email or call 508-757-4646 if you want to attend. The payment confirms your registration and it is non-refundable.


Warp painting workshop

Oct. 21st (Sat.) 3:30-6pm

Current Students $10 , Others $20 plus $1 per ounce of your warp.

Bring your own warp approximately2 sets of warp, each 200ends x 5 meter long. Plant fiber warp needs to be pre-washed. Don't cut both ends of warp. Tie cross and chokes with plastic cords.
Wear dirty clothes or an apron.

Pre-registration is required. 
Email or call 508-757-4646 if you want to attend. The payment confirms your registration and it is non-refundable.


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