Japanese Indigo, Seed to Seed, with Craig Wilkinson
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Japanese Indigo, Seed to Seed, with Craig Wilkinson

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


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Join Craig Wilkinson of Craig’s Indigo for this virtual event. He will share his experience growing indigo over the last seven years in Northern California, including his current crop at the Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm located in Forestville, California.

Craig will give a general comparison of indigo vats made from composted indigo and indigo pigment made from a water extraction method, and he will demonstrate how to make a fructose vat with composted indigo. He will also be dyeing fibers from several Fibershed producers.

Participants will be invited to submit questions.

Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aqAt1JRRRmPjNsIfDeXJQ

A video of the webinar will be made available to webinar registrants within approximately two weeks of the event.

Growing Japanese Indigo on multiple farms in Sonoma County over the last seven years, Craig Wilkinson processes indigo leaves using composting & pigment extraction methods. Craig sells indigo seeds and seedlings on the Fibershed Marketplace and has created and maintained multiple community indigo dye vats at the Fiber Circle Studio located in Cotati, California.

This webinar is part of a series that will be streaming live via Zoom from theĀ Fibershed Learning Center,

The Fibershed Learning Center is a multi-use space to demonstrate and provide hands-on connections to natural fiber and dye systems. The Learning Center will open later this year in Point Reyes Station, California, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok and within the historic Black Mountain Ranch property.

During this time of sheltering in place, we are pleased to begin offering a series of online classes via Zoom. Proceeds from each event support the class instructor and contribute to Fibershed for educational programming. A portion of the proceeds from each virtual event will also be shared with a local and mission-aligned non-profit organization, selected by the instructor. Currently scheduled online events are listed on ourĀ Learning Center page.


August 1
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Fibershed Learning Center