We’re hosting an indigo dye workshop Sunday September 10th during the Big Feelings Fundraiser event in Core City, Detroit. Join us on Sunday between 2-4pm to learn the art of natural indigo dyeing.
During this workshop, participants can come by during the 2-hour window and will have the opportunity to bring two pieces of clothing made from natural fibers to over dye. This can include items such as cotton, linen, wool, hemp, or silk. Additionally, each participant will receive one pair of organic cotton socks to dye. Old stained or dull clothes, pillowcases, tea towels, cotton socks, whatever! We’ll supply the indigo vat, you bring something to dip it in.
There will be some basic instructional guidance but feel free to experiment. For dyeing, wear something you don’t mind getting a little dirty - like an old t shirt or a smock.
The workshop will be led by Meghan, who will guide participants through the process of indigo dyeing. Participants will learn how to prepare their fabric for dyeing and techniques for achieving different shades of blue.
The admission fee for the workshop is $45, which includes all materials needed for the workshop. This fee covers the cost of the organic cotton socks, the indigo dye, and any additional materials needed for the dyeing process. This workshop is part of a larger event that is a benefit for the Indigenous Food Sovereignty organization i-Collective. There will be food, drinks and other vendors to shop at the event.
This is a great way to revamp a piece in your wardrobe that is stained or you just don’t wear. Please register in advance for the workshop so we can prepare enough indigo dye. Limited availability!
✹Note: your item won’t be able to fully dry before you leave so expect to take it home damp in a bag (feel free to bring your own plastic shopping bag to take it home in)
✹Please no large bedding or blankets! (it won’t fit)
DATE: Sunday September 10th
LOCATION: Core City Park, 4848 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI, USA Detroit, MI 48208
WHAT TO BRING: 2 piece of clothing that are a natural fiber to over dye in the indigo bath, a plastic bag to bring your piece home in
WHAT TO WEAR: Something you don’t mind getting indigo dye on - an apron or smock
WHAT YOU WILL TAKE HOME: Your two dyed pieces plus an organic cotton socks