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Sun, Mar 13


Supplies for Creative Living

Indigo Dyeing + Clay Resist

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Indigo Dyeing + Clay Resist
Indigo Dyeing + Clay Resist

Time & Location

Mar 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Supplies for Creative Living, 145 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA

About the event

***We are currently requiring all participants above the age of 12 in our in-person workshops to be fully vaccinated by the workshop date.  Masks are REQUIRED for this workshop. ***

“You ain’t never been blue; no, no, no, You ain’t never been blue, Till you’ve had that mood indigo.” 

- Mood Indigo by Nina Simone  

Come join us as we explore the exciting world of indigo! 

People have used and been fascinated by indigo for thousands of years. It has influenced art and artists throughout the ages and has been used to color everything from crayons, paint and cosmetics to fabrics.  

Indigo is in a class of its own in the natural dye world and in this 4 hour session, you will be learning the basics of how to make and use an organic indigo sugar vat to dye fabric, and different ways to apply a specially formulated clay paste on fabric to compose your own designs.  Participants will leave with 3-4 completed designs on fabric.

Adult artists of all levels are welcome - no drawing or painting experience is required, just a curiosity and love of fibers!  

FEE:  $85 / participant + $15 materials fee

All materials are provided, but we strongly suggest participants wear clothes they don't mind getting stained. (Dyeing is messy business!) 

 Gail Cunningham O’Donnell is a natural dyer, weaver, quilter and novice knitter who has lived locally for the past 6 years. Originally from Philadelphia, she got her degree in Fibers and Book Arts at Oregon College of Art & Craft in Portland, Oregon. She spent a number of years working as a cut paper artist and showed in galleries both locally and internationally, but in recent years she has returned to her roots in fibers. When she isn’t working at Supplies for Creative Living, she is working on her line of naturally dyed wool yarn, which can be found locally at The Endless Skein.


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