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Indigo Dye Workshop with Sincere Sheep
Indigo Dye workshop on Saturday., July 22 from 10 am - 4 pm. Join Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep for a hands-on exploration of natural dyeing using botanical indigo.
The 5-hour workshop will include a discussion and explanation of mordanting, creating an indigo ‘mother,’ and the dyeing process.
Students will have the opportunity to dye 4 mini skeins, silk scarves, and a cotton
bag. The class fee includes a materials fee of $45 that includes mordanting and indigo instructions, and 4 – 1 oz. skeins of Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering yarn, 500 yards total, 1 – silk scarf, and 1 – cotton tote. Brooke will bring samples, books and resource materials for students to look through as well.
Dyeing is physical work, and we will be standing throughout the dyeing process. Lifting wet skeins is part of the process, though the skeins are not heavy. Students should wear closed-toed, comfortable shoes and clothing that can get stained. Gloves and an apron are optional though encouraged. It’s also a good idea to bring a plastic bag for the wet items you will take home.
Brooke Sinnes has been teaching natural dyeing and other fiber arts classes for over 15 years, and is the owner of Sincere Sheep, a line of naturally dyed and thoughtfully sourced yarns. Brooke has a broad depth of knowledge of natural dyeing history and techniques, and the ability to present scientific information in a very accessible way.
Class attendees should plan to bring a lunch or buy lunch from one of the Henderson Center restaurants.