Thursday, 16 June 2011

Indigo Dyeing Workshops

On 11th June, Sally of Ewe Can Too held an indigo dyeing workshop at Durnhill Farm, Portsoy. They had great, if a bit messy, fun watching the greens turn to blue as the indigo met the air. A basket maker and a paper maker joined us, so as well as dyeing wool, cotton and silk we also turned willow and handmade paper some fabulous colours. Not content with shades of blue we got yellows from carrot tops and turmeric then popped in to the indigo vat! Some amazing greens resulted- especially on the willow!

Photos are to follow.

If you would like to find out more about indigo dyeing, please email Sally on

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