Together, we will hand dye an organic cotton bandana.
You will learn basic Shibori techniques. Shibori is the technique used to create pattern on the cloth. There are many Shibori techniques, but the most familiar is known as Tie-Dye. Three techniques will be demonstrated on finished bandanas and you get to chose the technique that sparks your interest. There are many variations within the three techniques, follow the instructions or follow your heart and express your own creativity.
We will start with the preparation of the bandanas and then we will meet the star of our Experience, our indigo vats. We will be using a fructose organic indigo vat. I will demonstrate the process of building a vat in a mini vat that we will build together.
We will share 2 communal organic indigo vats, and be up close when the magic starts to happen: …when cloth is removed from the organic indigo vat, it is green. The color transforms from green to blue through contact with the air. This is one of my favourite moments!
While we wait for our color to appear, I will share a few facts about organic indigo. For example: Think about your favourite pair of jeans… Have you ever wondered why we use the words denim or blue jeans?
While our bandanas are resting after their indigo dips, we will observe the transformation in our mini-Fructose vat and various uses for the bandanas will be demonstrated.
Then, my next favourite moment… we open our work!! Even though we use a similar technique, each piece will be unique. This is part of what I love about organic indigo, it’s always a surprise, to me, it feels like I’m opening a gift.
You will leave with your own unique piece of wearable art and a feeling of connection through the shared experience of transforming cloth with organic Indigo.