Come learn about indigo + natural dye in a casual, fun and social setting! Dye Club DC is a fun event for those curious about dyeing with plants and who love learning with others. There will be several stations set up featuring different dyeing techniques, and you can choose to learn one, two, or all three of them.
Choose up to three of the following:
Indigo + Shibori - This beautiful blue dye pairs well with a Japanese tie-dye technique used to create beautiful geometric or abstract patterns. It's a great way to upcycle items from your closet, so bring a few small to medium sized items that are light in color and have less than 50% synthetic content. You will also have 1 plain cotton t-shirt to dye and take home.
Natural Dye - Each meeting, there will be a different plant (sometimes foraged in DC!) that is turned into dye. You'll learn how to extract the color from plants and how to dye your fabric for long-lasting color. There will be a demonstration on how to modify the dye to a get a different color from the same plant. You will have 1 silk scarf to take home, and some fabric to play around with as well.
Eco-printing - A technique where actual leaves and flowers are pressed onto the fabric to create beautiful, all-natural textile prints! Each meeting, there will be a different plant to print with and a demonstration on how to do so. Fabric will be provided and you will take home 2 silk handkerchiefs.
$20 - gets you in the door + learning 1 dye technique of your choice
$35 - 2 techniques of your choice
$50 - all three techniques!
Materials will be provided for each dye technique but feel free to bring your own! Small to medium sized items, such as t-shirts or pillowcases, of all-natural content (eg. cotton, linen, or silk) work best. Additional materials will be available for purchase.
WHAT TO BRING:
-clothes you don't mind getting stained + an apron
-drinks + snacks
Please choose 1, 2, or 3 from the drop-down menu below to select how many dyeing techniques you'd like to learn.
Hope to dye with you!