Totes Blue! : Indigo Tote Bag Workshop

From a cloudless sky to a deep violet black, indigo has intrigued and influenced natural dyeing for centuries. During this workshop, participants will get to dye a tote bag for themselves after a brief overview of dye resist techniques, as well as viewing samples of additional techniques from Rachel’s studio.

Thursday May 19th

About The Program

From a cloudless sky to a deep violet black, indigo has intrigued and influenced natural dyeing for centuries. During this workshop, participants will get to dye a tote bag for themselves after a brief overview of dye resist techniques, as well as viewing samples of additional techniques from Rachel’s studio. In addition to natural dyeing techniques, participants will dive deep into the velvety world of indigo and learn introductory knowledge pertaining to indigo itself as fermentation; a living organism! Did you know that indigo doesn’t turn blue until after you remove it from the dye bath? Did you know that indigo doesn’t require additional materials to bond to fabric? Come find out why!
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Rachel Hefferan

Rachel Hefferan is our 2022 kick-off Visiting Artist, featured in the gallery and corridor with her exhibition, “here, within.” A Michigan-based weaver, is a self proclaimed homesteader, fermentation nerd, and hopeful environmentalist – which is shown in her work by creating abstractions of an invisible living network that functions unseen all around us.