Indigo Dyeing, Workshop with Caroline Harper


Leonard Pavilion

Fri, Sep 8 2023, 10am - 2pm
Fri, Sep 8 2023

If you missed last year's class, now is your chance to participate in a most informative and fun afternoon! Come and learn an ancient art of dying cloth with indigo. This class will take you through the process, from harvesting the plant preparing the dye, and designing a beautiful silk scarf! You will learn about the history of dying with indigo and enjoy a walk through our Bethea's Garden to harvest the indigo plants.


Participants will be shown the ARASHI SHIBORI, also known as pole­ wrapping.  Arashi (Japanese for 11Storm”) Shibori is a ancient Japanese technique that results in vertical or diagonal stripes that are reminiscent of storm-driven rain. The prepared scarf will then be dipped a few times in a non-fermented indigo bath. After unwrapping,

you will enjoy the surprise of seeing everyone’s unique creation and go home with a beautiful silk scarf to enjoy for years!


Bring your own lunch and a refillable water bottle.


Please wear old clothes, an old shirt or apron, a pair of rubber or latex gloves, and closed-toed shoes.


Scarf and other materials will be provided.