Resist Dyeing with Indigo, July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

Location

Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $65.00

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Indigo, one of the best known natural dyes, is a great way to start your natural dyeing journey! Come learn about the complex history of this beloved blue dye, the basics of how the dyeing process works, and then practice multiple resist folding techniques to create unique patterns on tea towels and scarves. Participants will leave with a new understanding of the history and significance of indigo and how to create multiple resist folding techniques by twisting, bunching, and folding with clips, rubber bands, marbles, and wooden boards. No experience necessary.

Materials that you will provide to students:

  • Indigo vat ingredients
  • Handouts
  • Tea towels and scarves for dyeing
  • Resist equipment to use during class.

Students are asked to bring:

  • Pair of gloves
  • Wear clothes or bring clothes that can get messy
  • A plastic bag for bringing items home
  • As this class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities. 

Skill Level
No Experience Necessary

Age Requirement
Students between the ages of 16 and 18 may attend without a parent/guardian in attendance as long as MMFS is provided with written parental permission. Email is okay.

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $50
Materials Fee: $15
Total Cost: $65

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.