A pre-recorded course for you to do at your own pace!

Learn to Dye with Indigo

Explore the magic of dyeing with indigo! Indigo is one of the oldest types of dyes used in many cultures throughout the world and the dyeing process is truly wonderful. This self-paced course will lead you through the steps to set up a small indigo vat, folding and binding techniques, and dyeing with this unique dye. If properly taken care of, an indigo vat can last many months. Students will also learn how easy it is to create many of the intricate patterns on fabric.

Did you know?

  • Indigo comes from a plant.

  • Grows best in hot, humid climates.

  • Is used to dye jeans.

  • It can be synthesized in a lab.

  • It is one of the oldest dyes and has been found in textile fragments hundreds of years old.

This course is for you if you want to:

  • incorporate fabric into your artwork.
  • explore traditional textile techniques.
  • create beautiful fabrics to use in clothing or scarves.
  • make fabric for collage or quilts.
  • take a break from your regular art practice for a day of play in the studio.

What will I learn?

  • Pattern Techniques

    Learn several ways to manipulate fabric - folding, stitching, binding, wrapping - to easily create beautiful designs.

  • Dye Process

    The dye process with indigo is truly magical and unique. You'll see how easy it is to get great results!

  • The Indigo Vat

    It is easy to set up an indigo vat and Susan will take you through the steps.

Indigo Blues

Shibori Techniques on Fabric