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Clay Paste Resist and Natural Indigo

  • 09 Jul 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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In this class, students will learn to create unique patterns on fabric using clay resist and natural indigo dye. Learn how to mix your own natural clay paste to create beautiful resist patterns when dyeing in a natural indigo vat. You can screen print and paint with clay paste on natural fibers. The clay paste repels the indigo dye, leaving you with one-of-a-kind designs. We will also cover dyeing in natural indigo, vat care, upkeep, and maintenance. You will dye two cotton napkins and any natural fiber items you want to dye at home. You will also learn the basics of mixing and maintaining a natural indigo dye bath.

Members: $100

Non members: $120

Instructor: Kristin Artz  bio 

Materials fee: $20

Materials provided by instructor: Clay paste, indigo dye, stamps, screens, paint brushes 

What to bring: Students are welcome to bring in their own mark-making materials, such as favorite stamps, stencils, exposed screens, blocks, etc., as well as their own small natural fiber items from home to dye. Items brought from home should be pre-washed and scoured. Cotton yardage and mark-making materials will also be provided by the instructor.


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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