Member Masterclass: Experimental Indigo Dyeing

Member Masterclass: Experimental Indigo Dyeing Member Masterclass: Experimental Indigo Dyeing Member Masterclass: Experimental Indigo Dyeing

Thursday 13 April 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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This experimental dyeing masterclass will start by teaching participants how to dip fabric into an indigo dye vat without aerating it. Once everyone has mastered the art of the dip, the group will try out dipping different materials and objects into the vat: textiles, wood, SLS 3D prints, and more are encouraged. While making, Sam will tell the group about her research into cultural history of materials and making and outline a brief history of natural indigo and its presence in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. As the dye vat will remain in the Institute of Making for members to use in the weeks after the masterclass, Sam will also teach participants and staff a bit of dye bath upkeep and maintenance. 

Samantha Russell of Tens Studio is an artist and natural dyer currently studying a masters in Global Black Studies, Decolonisation and Social Justice. As part of her creative practice she explores black history through hand crafts and natural dyeing and enjoys passing on this knowledge to others. 

Important information about our ticket ballot for this event:

  • We are using a ballot system for ticket booking for this workshop.
  • Entering the ballot means that you've entered into a draw for the opportunity to book a ticket to a making session. From Monday 3rd April onwards, successful entrants will be sent a booking link, which must be completed within 24 hours to secure a ticket.
  • Unfortunately, the ballot may be oversubscribed, so entering it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be offered tickets.
  • The ballot is open for a limited time: from 2pm on Thursday 30th March until 23:59pm on Sunday 2nd April 2022.
  • Once tickets are fully booked, we will notify everyone and offer you the opportunity to join the waiting list.

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