Indigo Story, four week online workshop in printing and dyeing Blue

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The Lansdowne House of Stencils

20 LANSDOWNE CRESCENT

GLASGOW

G20 6NG

United Kingdom

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A four week workshop in creating dyes and prints with Indigo blue

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These workshops are perfect for anyone in love with Indigo and interested in mark making.

In four weeks (4 sessions Sunday 1pm to 4pm UK time) you will learn how to work with Indigo to dye blue, make marks, print with it in a printing paste format and discharge it.

By the end of the workshop you will have gained the basics of those techniques and produce a good number samples of your work on both new sustainable and recycled cloth and paper. Starter packs will be made available if you live in the UK

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw is an Eco Artist who specialises in using Botanical elements in her Art. She is known for running Eco Community projects using recycled cloth provided by her local "partners" (Bed and Breakfast, Charity shops...) She uses local leaves to create Eco Prints and beautiful blue prints.

She will take you on a journey using 4 techniques to explore dyeing/printing with them :

Week one:

We will explore 123 natural Indigo vats in this session using ferrous vats. This vat is a cold vat and can be used with both cellulose fiber and silk. We will explore concentration allowing you to create light or dark dyed cloth. We will dye some plain samples and learn to finish them.

Week two:

We will use the magic of our vat to print some Shibori designs using recycled items to create patterns. We will create dark prints on lighter cloth as well as on white one. We will also use some clay resist to create shapes. We will learn to finish our work

Week three:

Printing paste can be made using Indigo Pigment and we will do just that. We will use it to screen print, stencil and stamp on our already made cloth samples. We will learn all about thickening and binding it to cloth and finish our samples when happy with the look of them.

Week four:

Indigo dyed cloth is one of the most difficult to discharge. On week four we will learn how to produce a discharge paste that can work with Indigo dyed cloth. We will learn to thicken it and apply it via stencils, screens and stamps as well as brush marks.

With our paste we will complete our designs by taking away the blue we love...

During the four weeks you will build up some finished pieces made of cellulose fiber and protein (silk).

A starter pack will be made available containing Indigo and all ingredients you need. It is available to UK participants, if you live elsewhere please consult me about shipping costs.

These are perfect for anyone interesting to discover those techniques, for any quilters, embroiderers, crafter... beginners or not.

I will run those four workshops via Zoom virtually with a video replay for those who cant make it in real time. You will also access a PDF instruction of the technique.

You will learn 4 skills, and end up with a number of pieces and a small Indigo vat to keep.

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The Lansdowne House of Stencils

20 LANSDOWNE CRESCENT

GLASGOW

G20 6NG

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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