Resist Dyeing + Organic Indigo

Resist Dyeing + Organic Indigo

Contact

Phone 902 323 0714

Website mamiesschoolhouse.com

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Baddeck

Taught by local ecological fibre artist, Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop explores the beautiful Japanese art of resist dyeing known as shibori, and the magical blue hues of the indigo plant. Indigo is unlike other plant-based dyes in many ways. It is one of the very few plant dyes that does not require the use of a mordant to bind to fabric. In addition, because the compounds responsible for its blue pigment are not soluble in water, the plant has to be prepared in very particular ways…

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