April 29, 2023

Dyeing for Blue

  •  July 3, 2023
     3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing. People from many different countries have utilized this organic compound to create a distinctive blue. This workshop will familiarize you with a creative, multicultural practice that utilizes prominently plant-based materials. After the workshop, you will be able to replicate the techniques and processes. The vat-making method is safe for (supervised) children to use. The objective of this class is to introduce students to shibori (Japanese, manual, resit dyeing techniques) and natural indigo blue. You will use basic shibori inspired techniques and dye two cotton scarves. We will prepare an organic dye vat utilizing indigo powder, an extract prepared from the plant Indigofera tinctoria.

Registration Includes

All instructions and supplies and you will go home with two patterned indigo dyed cotton scarves.

You should bring…

Kitchen gloves, old towels, and a clean bucket. Some people like to wear aprons.

Skill Level

No prior experience required.

Best for Ages…

18 and older.

Additional Purchases Available

The instructor will have blank scarves for sale. She will also provide information regarding sources to purchase ingredients needed to create an indigo vat at home.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

Main Floor Space


Question or comment?


1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806

Duluth Folk School
Office: 218-216-6929 or info@duluthfolkschool.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday (9 am – 1 pm)

Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace
Cafe: (218) 481-7888 or kitchen@dovetailcafe.com
Marketplace: market@dovetailcafe.com
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (8 am – 8 pm); Monday & Tuesday (8 am – 3 pm)

Follow Us


Duluth Folk School is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.


Sign up to get our monthly newsletter! We email a short newsletter to let you know about class offerings and other news.