10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Indigo Dyeing Class – from seed to dye with artist Debbie Jircik
Thursday, July 29, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
At Circle of Life Studio located 3720 Gaffney Drive Eagle River, WI 54521
Cost $75. per person
Includes all class materials.
No experience necessary.
Deadline for payment/registration: July 28, 2021
LEARN THE PROCESS OF INDIGO DYEING
Learn about the magic of indigo, its plant sources and how to make and maintain a 1-2-3 fermentation vat. Learn about the process of growing Japanese indigo, which will grow in our northern climate, and how to process fresh leaves for dyeing on silk. We will then create an organic vat with powdered indigo sourced from Stony Creek Colors in Tennessee to do simple shibori resist techniques on an organic cotton bandana. Students will leave class with two bandanas.
For ease of social distancing, students will enjoy the beautiful outdoor dye gardens and studio of artist Debbie Jircik. Easy to get to, just south of Eagle River.
Instructor does require students to wear their masks.
Students should bring a bag lunch to class.
Dress for wet mess and please bring an apron or smock.
About the Artist – Debra is a native of Milwaukee. After working with clay for over thirty years, she has shifted her focus to fiber. She has been hand papermaking for over 20 years, working with the medium in a variety of ways, and has been fortunate to study with generous teachers. She enjoys sharing art through teaching and organizing/working on collaborative community art projects and environmental installations. Her current creative practice reflects her interest in minimizing her environmental impact. Debra’s most recent creative forays have been into natural dyeing and growing her own dye plants including Japanese Indigo and eco-printing as they relate to her handmade paper.