Tag: indigo

Making Paints, Inks, Stains & Pastels using Indigo with Judi Pettite

Indigo extract is a versatile saturating pigment, an ideal art medium. It has good lightfastness, which makes it suitable for a variety of applications, and works well with a variety of binders. In this online demo, Judi Pettite of BioHue will show you the basics of making water and oil-based paint using the pigment of […]

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Japanese Indigo Extraction for Home Dyers and Artists with Judi Pettite

Join Judi Pettite of BioHue for an online session on small scale pigment extraction from Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria). Judi will provide step-by-step instruction on the process of yielding pigment from the plant. This class is ideal for anyone who has Japanese indigo in the garden and wants to use the extract for an indigo […]

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Making a Traditional Japanese Vat with Buaisou

Learn about the process of how to make and maintain an indigo vat/dye, using a traditional technique of fermenting Sukumo (composted indigo) in ash lye, calcium hydroxide, and wheat bran with BUAISOU staff from Tokushima, Japan. Fermentation takes eleven days in Sonoma before the indigo dye workshops start. Full schedule of BUAISOU workshops here: https://www.sonomaculturalexchange.org/new-events […]

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Shibori Using Local Indigo (Jenny Fong + Craig Wilkinson)

Craig Wilkinson, a local Japanese Indigo grower & member of Fibershed, and Jenny Fong of Modern Shibori are collaborating to offer 3 hours of shibori techniques and indigo dyeing!   Stretch your creativity, meet new friends and create with a centuries old Japanese technique and organic indigo that has been grown right here in Sonoma […]

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Natural Dyeing Workshops – Indigo

Explore the intricacies of indigo dyeing during a day full of interesting discussion and hands-on experience. The workshop will be co-hosted by Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep yarns and Kira Dulaney of Kira K Designs, and held at the backyard dye studio of Sincere Sheep in Napa, CA. We will go through the process of setting up […]

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Community Indigo Vat

Come dip your hands (and fabric) in the sea of Sonoma County Blue! Fibershed member, Craig Wilkinson, has provided our community with it’s first locally grown Japanese indigo vat. This is a unique indigo recipe as the color comes from composted indigo (sukumo) opposed to an extract or pigment.   During the 90 minutes access […]

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Community Indigo Vat

Come dip your hands (and fabric) in the sea of Sonoma County Blue! Fibershed member, Craig Wilkinson, has provided our community with it’s first locally grown Japanese indigo vat. This is a unique indigo recipe as the color comes from composted indigo (sukumo) opposed to an extract or pigment.   During the 90 minutes access […]

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Community Indigo Vat

Come dip your hands (and fabric) in the sea of Sonoma County Blue! Fibershed member, Craig Wilkinson, has provided our community with it’s first locally grown Japanese indigo vat. This is a unique indigo recipe as the color comes from composted indigo (sukumo) opposed to an extract or pigment.   During the 90 minutes access […]

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Indonesian Batik + Indigo (2 DAY)

THIS IS A 2 DAY WORKSHOP. May 4 +5; 10 – 5 Artists Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam from Yogyakarta, Indonesia will hold a two-day workshop in batik using indigo dyes. This workshop will take participants through a step by step experience of the batik process. Ismoyo and Nia will share also some about the […]

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Indigo in Hand at Red Twig Farm

Written and Photographed by Koa Kalish It all started with a gift: fifty tiny seedlings exchanged from one woman’s hands to another. The seedlings were Polygonum tinctorium, whose body is made of glassy green almond-shaped leaves, tiny pink flower buds, and whose dye creates the infamous world-renowned deep blue our eyes love to drink and […]

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