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Farm & Home Series: Indigo Dyeing & Ecoprinting Workshop at Wing & A Prayer Farm

  • Wing and a Prayer Farm 983 Myers Road Shaftsbury United States (map)

Farmer Tammy will lead the workshops at this weekend event in July on the farm. There’ll be 2 sessions to choose from. Tammy will teach Indigo Dyeing on Saturday from 9 - noon and Ecoprinting & Bundle Dyeing using forage from the Dye Garden from 2 - 5:00.

Saturday, July 13, 9 - noon: During the Indigo Dyeing Workshop, we’ll harvest from the Indigo in our Dye Garden to teach you how to make an Indigo vat for fresh and fermented color extraction. A range of blues and greens can be created by adjusting ingredients and modifiers and techniques from this singular plant. We’ll take time to tour the Dye Garden on the farm and no prior knowledge of Natural Dyeing is necessary. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience and interest. We will dye protein and cellulose fibers and you will go home with a project’s worth of Wing & A Prayer Farm wool & fabric samples.

Saturday, July 13, 2 - 5:00: The Ecoprinting/Bundle Dyeing Workshop will focus on extracting color and print through hapazome(pounding) and bundle dyeing. We’ll use forage and found materials and experiment with different methods of transfer color and design naturally onto swatches and samples of silk and cotton fabrics.

As always, connections to kindness & sustainability in the natural world will be the foundation of our farms’ offerings, reinforcing how we can connect art and health in our everyday living, taking care to avoid insulting our earth.

Saturday’s break from noon to 2:00 allows for participants to bring a picnic lunch and relax at the farm, or to skip out to local markets and eateries if desired. A Farm Tour will be included during this window for interested visitors.

Classes are each $65 and include materials.

Contact Tammy & Char at hello@wingandaprayerfarm.com for registration information and questions.