Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop

Dyeing with an indigo fructose vat using Shibori techniques with Kristy Bishop

Kristy Bishop will be leading an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary this April!  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of this dye plant as it pertains to South Carolina, the chemistry of a vat, and dye fabric using shibori tie-dye methods. Kristy will focus on itajime (folding and clamped resist), kumo (bound resist), and Nui (stitched resist).  These three techniques all yield unique and beautiful patterns.  Attendees will be able to sample these methods on 12” x 12” cotton squares.  Once comfortable they will be able to dye a 24” x 24” cotton fabric and an 11” x 60” crepe de chine silk scarf.  In addition, participants are encouraged to bring personal items to dye such as a garment, yarn, or even colored fabric to over-dye.

All materials, instruction and admission to the Dill Sanctuary will be provided in this workshop. Registration is limited and required. The Charleston Museum will be practicing social distancing during this workshop and all participants are recommended to bring appropriate face coverings according to CDC Guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Charleston Museum.


06/13/2020, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


The Dill Sanctuary
1163 Riverland Dr.
Charleston, SC 29412


This event is fully booked.

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