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.
I 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.
very nice pieces…I am curious how some of the colouring is green even on the piece hanging up on the line!
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Marsha, When the dye is exposed to air it turns from yellow green to blue. However, if the fabric is tied well, the air doesn’t get to the inside of the pieces so it will still be yellow green. After it’s opened up to the air, it will turn. On this post (https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/10/october-indigo-dyeing-day/) you can see how it changed on my tshirt after being exposed to the air. Really interesting process and fun to watch turn.
Lynda… what a great group of students and wonderful results!!! Loved seeing the great tie-ups and the smiles all around. What a glorious line full of gorgeous INDIGO BLUE. Job well done!
Everything looks so pretty hanging on the line.
WOW every one has some wonderful new dyed pieces for their stash.
Barbara, They sure did. Betty even came with ideas for her pieces. She dyed a big piece of fabric for a tablecloth and then a couple pieces for pillows. Amazing results from all.
Kathleen, They really do look so pretty on the line and then Sherry had that beautiful deck with those flower pots. So beautiful.
Bethany, Thanks. They had so much fun as I did!
Such lovely indigos, every one of them!!!! A successful day of dyeing. 🙂
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Love all your prints. I’m not sure if this is an indoor teaching class at all, but if so I would love to have you at my new paper crafting studio in Newburgh. I hope you can join me sometime!
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Yes, Diane, It was a successful day of dyeing! And everyone had fun!
Dolly, Thanks. I need to drop by your new studio. Hope to see you soon.