Indigo Dyeing - From Seed to Dye Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Adults - $75 All materials supplied. No experience necessary. Payment/registration deadline: Aug 8 Instructor: Debbie Jircik Students should bring a bag lunch to class. Dress for wet mess and please bring an apron or smock. Learn about the magic of indigo, its plant sources and how to make and maintain a 1-2-3 fermentation vat. Starting with fresh leaf Japanese indigo dyeing on silk scarves, we will then create an organic vat with powdered indigo to do simple shibori resist techniques on a cotton bandana. Learn about the process of growing Japanese indigo, which will grow in our northern climate. Students will leave class with a 2-inch potted indigo plant to try growing it for yourself, just in time for the beginning of the growing season. Eagle River, clay & paper artist, gardener, & food advocate - Debbie Jircik, will share her passions for working with natural & environmentally friendly materials with LOLA students.