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Indigo Dyeing with Nathan Somers

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905 West Main Street

#20g

Durham, NC 27701

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It's back - Indio's most popular class! Join Nathan Somers for an introduction to Japanese textiles and techniques. He'll demonstrate how to use Indigo dye to achieve varying depths of color from a single dye vat. Also learn to use a variety of patterning techniques and experiment with scrap materials before you tackle your actual pieces. Material for experimentation and 2 tea towels for a final project will be provided. You can bring up to 4 items that are light in color and made of cotton, linen, or silk to dye also. Wash items before bringing them to remove anything that might impede the dying process. Wear clothes that aren’t important or an apron as this process is messy.

Nathan Somers is an elementary school teacher and has been working with natural fibers and dyes for the past 8 years. His inspiration comes from antique Japanese indigo dyed fabrics and their extensive use of unusual fibers such as, wisteria, kudzu, ramie, nettle, and upland cotton. Nathan grows and forages many of these fibers and uses them to spin and weave.

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905 West Main Street

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