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Rutherford Creation Series – Indigo Dyeing on Scarves

Indigo is one of the world’s most revered and celebrated dyes. The tradition of dyeing with indigo is over 3000 years old and spans the globe. To this day, it remains one of the worlds most prized and sought after colors and is still shrouded in mystique and mystery. In this class students will be introduced to the magic of working with this dye, and to the numerous ways it can be applied to textiles. Students will learn to make a simple vat which can replicated at home. Next, learn basic dyeing techniques on cellulose-based sample fabric, how to create a range of blue shades, and explore resist dyeing techniques. For some added fun, bring something from home, a t-shirt, or other cotton, hemp, or linen item. These items must be prewashed.

The experience includes a wine tasting of four Elizabeth Spencer wines paired with your creative spirit and artistic creation!



Elizabeth Spencer Winery
1165 Rutherford Road
Rutherford, CA 94573 United States
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(707) 963-6067