Intro to Indigo
Thursday, August 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Kristy Bishop Studios, 722 W Sherwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29407
Kristy Bishop will be leading an introductory workshop on indigo. 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, have the chance to dye some sample pieces using shibori tie dye methods. The class fee includes access to indigo, studio tour, 4 12" cotton sample fabric for dyeing, and the option to dye 8 oz worth of personal material. This is family friendly event.
Workshop fee: $25
Natural Dyes 101
Kristy Bishop will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes. All around us, there a re plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield the richest and most beautiful colors. Whether its onion skins or annatto seeds from the local grocer, tickseed picked from a roadside, or a more exotic dye such as indigo, cochineal or madder root that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, participants will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant.
Eco Bundle Dyeing
Thursday, August 31, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm at Kristy Bishop Studios, 772 W Sherwood Dr.
During this class we will directly apply natural dyestuffs onto different types of fabric such as silk, linen, and cotton to create beautiful and dreamy color-scapes. We will cover the basics of natural dyeing such as the importance of mordanting, dye qualities, and the fun of color modifiers using minerals, citric acid, soda ash and more.