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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop

The Dill Sanctuary

Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary!  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of this dye plant as it pertains to South Carolina, the chemistry of a vat, and dye fabric using shibori tie-dye methods.

Bishop will focus on /itajime/ (folding and clamped resist), /kumo/ (bound resist), and /Nui/ (stitched resist).  These three techniques all yield unique and beautiful patterns. 

Attendees will be able to sample these methods on 12” x 12” cotton squares.  Once comfortable they will be able to dye a 24” x 24” cotton fabric and an 11” x 60” crepe de chine silk scarf.  In addition, participants are encouraged to bring personal items to dye such as a garment, yarn, or even colored fabric to over-dye. 

All materials, instruction and admission to the Dill Sanctuary will be provided in this workshop. 

Reservations required.  $120/Museum Members, $150/Non-Members. 

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