Indigo Dyeing Class

The weather cooperated last Thursday for my indigo dyeing class at Sherry’s Studio 4905 in Henderson Kentucky. At the start of the week it looked like we might have storms that would cancel our outdoor play. Since the class would be held under the carport I wasn’t concerned about rain. We could handle that. Strong, blowing storms we couldn’t.

The week was filled with rain. Predictions for Thursday started at 80%, down to 50% and then that morning back up to 60%. I was really tired of watching the weather reports. When I left for Sherry’s it was sprinkling. By the time I got to her place it was still overcast, but not raining. And then the day changed. The sun came out and it was a perfect day for indigo dyeing.

octindigoclass1I started the class with information and handouts on making a indigo dye pot, different ways to fold and tie the fabric, and how to wash out these lovely pieces when they arrived home.



Susanne ties her piece while Betty waits to dip her fabric.




Frances’ first piece. And she said she wasn’t talented! Isn’t this lovely?



Nearing the end of the class Susanne caught me sitting down helping Sherry tie her piece.



What a lovely day and a fun, fun time. Everyone left with many beautiful pieces. It’s been awhile since I’ve taught and I sure did enjoy it. I am looking forward to teaching this class again next Spring.