Sunday, 9 September 2012

Indigo Blues

Yesterday the sun shone on the Indigo workshop. As I arrived at the studio the grapes looked so enticing, real vibrant shades of green against the blue sky.
The Indigo workshop teaches you how to make up your own synthetic Indigo vat which can be used for both animal and plant fibres. You make up a bucket vat and a smaller jar vat. This is one of my favourite workshops to teach as I demystify the magical process of making up an indigo vat. If you have never seen fibres change from yellow/green to blue as they oxidise then come and do a workshop with me to join in with the magic.
This is Jackie with the bucket Vat.
As the day progressed the washing lines filled up.
I love the texture that Lis has got on this fabric with vertical and horizontal grids.
As well as fibres, the vat will also dye buttons, shells and other treasures. This collection belonged to Lis.
 Pat and Kate did several pieces using a range of shibori techniques.
In the image above there is a subtle difference between the two dyed fabrics. The one on the lower right hasn't fully oxidised.

This is always a popular workshop and there are just four places available. The next Indigo workshop is on Saturday 20th April 2013. Contact me if you would like more information or book a place.  


  1. It was a great day, thank you again Angela.

  2. wow lucky are a talented lady my friendx

  3. What a great workshop, great company and even great weather! Lots of samples made and even a vat to take home to carry on playing. The magic of Indigo never leaves you and the transition from a murky green liquid to this wonderful blue is spellbinding. We all worked hard under Angela's enthusiastic tuition making us all feel it was achieveable. My samples are now washed and ready for use. So delighted to have been able to step in at a moment's notice for a very memorable day. Thanks Angela.


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