INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL INDIGO DYEING (ONLINE DEMONSTRATION)


INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL INDIGO DYEING (ONLINE DEMONSTRATION)
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INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL INDIGO DYEING (ONLINE DEMONSTRATION)
An-Phuong Ly, natural dyer and textile artist

Two photos side by side. Both show An-Phuong Ly with indigo dyed blue hands and various patterned cloths.

Have you ever wondered about the gorgeous blue shade created with indigo? Join An for an introduction to using this celebrated blue color found all around the world. This online demonstration includes background on the indigo plant (Indigo tinctoria), an explanation of indigo reduction in a vat, and a method for creating a 1-2-3 mineral vat from start to finish. An will also share a few surface design techniques, such as tying, clamping, and resists.

To learn more about color extraction, the set-up needed for natural dyes at home, and other simple techniques, please watch An's previous USBG online programs, Natural Dyes at Home: The Basics and Natural Dyes at Home: Simple Techniques.

Please note: This program will be offered through the online platform Livestorm. Clicking on the pre-registration link below will allow you to register through that system.

DATE: Saturday, October 30
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION: online
FREE: Pre-registration required

 


United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333