Penland Workshops
Indigo Paste Resist
Indigo is an astonishing dye that can be built up in layers for variations in shade. We will start with mixing a fructose indigo vat, and talk about how to start, feed, and maintain an indigo vat with different reduction materials. We will then mix a paste resist, which will block the dye from adhering to the fabric in the vat, but rinses away easily with water. The resist can be painted, stamped or printed onto the fabric. Indigo by itself is beautiful, but the combination with paste resist opens an enormous range of design possibilities, as we plan and create small compositions that make use of indigo in shades from light to dark. A few different types of fabric will be available to help us understand how weave, fiber, and texture factor into the final visual effect, and we will discuss how to neutralize the indigo and finish with a final boil. All supplies provided.
(3811 Winter) Instructor: Amanda Thatch
Schedule: 1 Saturday 01/20 - 01/20 | 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Fibers

early registration member fee: 120.00, early registration non-member fee: 150.00
member fee: 120.00, non-member fee: 150.00