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WORKSHOP: Indigo Dye Series

  • Oregon College of Art and Craft 8245 Southwest Barnes Road Portland, OR, 97225 United States (map)

Indigo blue has held a significant place in many world civilizations for thousands of years. This class will explore indigo with multiple techniques and projects that highlight this dye’s natural beauty. Students will make natural indigo vats that are reliable, easy to produce, remain viable for the long term and use environmentally friendly ingredients. Each class will build skill with the dye by exploring the surface design techniques of a different region of indigo history, such as Japanese country textiles, West African cloth traditions, Indian block printing, and European woad. You will learn care and maintenance of your vats for home use and finish up with a thorough investigation into the mystery that is indigo blue.

This class is four sessions: Sept 17th, Oct 8th, Nov 5th and Dec 3rd.


$250 tuition + $45 studio fee

Saturday September 17, October 8, November 5, December 3
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225


Register through the OCAC website:

Earlier Event: September 13
WORKSHOP: Natural Dye Study Group