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Natural Dyeing Workshops – Indigo
July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Explore the intricacies of indigo dyeing during a day full of interesting discussion and hands-on experience. The workshop will be co-hosted by Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep yarns and Kira Dulaney of Kira K Designs, and held at the backyard dye studio of Sincere Sheep in Napa, CA. We will go through the process of setting up multiple indigo dye pots (a hydrose vat, a fructose lime vat, and an iron vat), then dye two silk scarves, ten one-ounce skeins of yarn, a cotton tote bag, and an item that you bring from home. We will explore both shibori (resist) techniques and ombré (gradient) techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase additional yarn to dye.
We will meet 10-4, with an hour break for lunch. All workshop materials will be provided, but attendees are responsible for their own meals and lodging. After the workshop is over, we will have an optional field trip to Yarns on First, Napa’s local yarn store, with a 10% discount for our group.