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University of Exeter (Cornwall)

Penryn

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An Introduction to Indigo Dyeing

Indigo or Indigofera Tinctoria is a plant that contains a blue dye pigment called indigotin. It has been used throughout history to create a range of blues on fibres, most famously for dyeing denim jeans, which continues today. This workshop provides an introduction to the process of indigo vat dyeing and the ancient art of ‘shibori’. The practical dyeing workshop will be supported with information about the history of indigo dyeing, the dyestuff, the vat making process, recipes and suppliers.

During the day we shall make an indigo vat and explore different techniques to create a range of blues on various fabric types. We will share and notate the results of the workshop to create another personal natural dye reference folder which will be an invaluable tool to anyone wishing to incorporate indigo dyeing into their textile practice.

There is no cost to attend this Future Focus Event for businesses based in Cornwall; it is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This event is unfortunately not open to members of the public.

There are eligibility criteria in order to attend the workshop, if we are unsure of your eligibility we will email to ask more questions and then to confirm your place.

Lunch will be provided free of charge

Future Focus Events, run by Unlocking Potential and funded by the European Regional Development Fund bring inspiring and influential speakers together and put them in front of Cornish Businesses to help share global ideas and future-proof business. To find out more about the next Event or Lab, visit the website www.unlocking-potential.co.uk, email hello@unlocking-potential.co.uk or call 0845 600 3660.

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