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Resist Dyeing Techniques with Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm

Workshop | March 9 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Indigo blue is one of the most mysterious and beautiful in the world of natural dyes. Indigo dyeing, so complex and intricate, people around the world have dedicated their lives solely to this practice, craft, and cultivation. Unlike other dyes, it must go through a special process, called reduction, in order to use it.
In this class, Kristine will unfold the mystery around indigo and teach you about the different types of indigo, about the various processes used to work with indigo as a dye, and will teach you how to make an indigo vat, and how to dye a range of blues with it. She will teach you how indigo responds to different types of fibers: from wool to linen. She will also teach you how to make patterned fabric, using indigo and a series of resist patterns, known in Japanese as shibori.
During class, you will get to dip fabrics, and create a fabric sampler, consisting of various types of fabrics, multiple shades of blue, and resist-dyed fabrics.

Fabric and dye are included in the price of the class. Students are welcome to bring up to 1 pound of materials, in addition to class materials, to use any excess indigo in the vats once we are done making the fabric samplers.


 $75, $70 members

Register online, or by calling 510- 642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


gardenprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-642-7082