JUNE 16 & 17, 2018 | 11:30 am – 4:30pm | 16+
INSTRUCTOR: KIM MAITLAND
SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
EARLY BIRD available until May 1st:
$150 Arts Whistler Member + $75 Supplies
$200 Arts Whistler Member + $75 Supplies
$225 Non-Member + $75 Supplies
At this Indigo Dye workshop students will be introduced to natural indigo dye including how to set up a natural dye vat, and prepare fabric for the process of dyeing. Working with different folding, clamping, and tyeing techniques, students will create unique patterns on two pieces of organic cotton. Perfect for creating a fashionable scarf or beach throw, as well as a 100% cotton tote bag. On top of this students should bring an item of their own that they would like to dye. Students get to feel the excitement of removing and unfolding their work from the dye vat, to see the patterns they've created. Leaving the program students will have several pieces of finished indigo textiles, the confidence to set up a basic dye vat, and the skills to create their own projects.
Kim Maitland has been practicing art her whole life, a graphic designer by trade, she has been working with and selling naturally dyed indigo products under the name Salt & Snow. Through much trial and error and personal research, she has developed a system to make dyeing indigo a fun and rewarding experience for participants. Suitable for all ability levels, this is a fun introductory project for perfectionists and messy artists alike. What you make is entirely up to you. The items made in this workshop are perfect for warm summer weather and lunch break at the beach.
Check out the instructors work saltandsnow.ca
Most workshop supplies provided – please see aditional supply list below.
Students are to bring:
- long rubber dish-washing gloves
- apron or work clothes
- Students should bring one other piece to dye. Only natural fibers will accept the dye (cotton, linen, hemp, or silk) Suitable size pieces are: pillowcase set, t-shirt, dress, napkin set, apron, or similar.