Fabric Arts: Indigo Dyeing


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10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$80 + $20 Supply Fee + GST

Class Limit: 12 Students

This is a class that offers so many pleasant surprises!

Using indigo is an ancient artform, thousands of years old in fact. Learn how to dye natural cloth with indigo dye – it starts out green and turns many shades of blue, according to what you do with it.

Not only that, but you can fold the cloth, stitch it, scrunch it with rubber bands, wrap it around all sorts of everyday objects like bolts to create patterns in varying shades of blue.

Or apply your ingenuity and come up with new techniques! Shelly will have many ideas that you can try out, too.

About the Instructor: Shelly is an award-winning coloured-pencil artist who also enjoys teaching indigo dyeing, acrylics, glass painting and how to make beeswax wraps. She loves exploring a wide range of mediums. Her current passion is oil painting as it creates so much luminosity and vibrancy. She has taught for The Paint Spot for over 6 years now – she loves it!

To see more of Shelly’s work, check out her website and Instagram:

Website: shellybanksart.com

Instagram: @shellybanksart

You Bring:

  1. Your own natural fabric to dye: rayon, cotton, or linen up to 12 x 12” square. You can also bring silk, but please note you must treat it by soaking it in white vinegar after class.
  2. 5 pairs of Nitrile or disposable gloves.
  3. Suitable art clothes, lunch, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)

The Paint Spot Supplies: Indigo dyeing materials (indigo dye, soda ash, sodium hydrosulfite, synthrapol, rubber bands)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

*Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

*Please email an image of your vaccination record to studio@paintspot.ca or come to the store and show it to us in person.

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