Natural Dye Workshop: Indigo Dying with Paper People Clothing

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We had such incredible results from the natural dying workshop on Friday. Here is Jenn, my awesome and talented friend, dying some silk shirts using Indigo dye. Jenn is a designer at her own label Paper People Clothing and hopefully some of these dying experiments will become part of her next collection! Jenn and her assistant Siv used some silk shirts and wool sweaters to test each of the dyes. Indigo is like nothing I’ve ever used to dye with before. The Thioureadioxide and Sodium Carbonate created a reaction that caused the Indigo to heat and foam up, turning a brilliant kelly green mixed with foamy deep blue.

I’d really like to dye some heavy cotton canvas with Indigo dye and sew it into a cropped bolero jacket before spring next year, or maybe a new canvas bag… Keep checking back for the next dying workshop dates!