What’s in a name?

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  Should we go to the beach or the mountains? I grew up near the ocean, but I’ve chosen to live in the mountains….for now anyway. Some¬†people have an easy time picking a favorite between the beach and the mountains, … Continued

Summer Workshops

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Past workshop: Indigo Dye Workshop with Arts Whistler – Art on the Lake At this indigo dye workshop, students will be introduced to natural indigo dye including how to set up a natural dye vat and prepare fabric for the … Continued

What is indigo dye?

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The only natural blue pigment produced in nature. Indigo dye is made from the fermented leaves of a flowering shrub that grows in many warm,¬†humid climates around the world. It was discovered independently across the globe, the oldest surviving artifact … Continued

Process

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Natural indigo is a beautiful mix of patience and surprise. Using the Japanese technique of shibori. The fabric is carefully prepared and folded into bundles, secured with clamps, string, or bands, and then submerged in the dye vat over and … Continued