INDIGO ALCHEMY: Indigofera Dried Leaves Extraction with Michel Garcia

Saturday, October 16 2021 9:00 AM - Saturday, October 23 2021 12:00 PM [PDT]

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10/16/21 & 10/23/21 - Indigofera Dried Leaves: Extract fresh indigo pigment, make your own Watercolor Paint and Dye Vat: 2-Day WorkshopDIGITAL WEBINAR Partial Approval - $350.00

Sales end on 10/23/2021

Michel will introduce a revolutionary method of extracting indigo pigment in the form of fresh paste from powdered dried leaves of Indigofera plants. This method can be used in your home studio without having access to a field of indigo plants at their time of harvest. Michel will demonstrate the advantages of this fresh indigo pigment paste, make your own watercolor paint, and introduce resourceful strategies to utilize all indigo pigment for a beautiful dye vat to expand your art practice. You will have step-by-step instructions as well as recordings from the class to review and guide your practice at home. Michel will provide a manual covering INDIGO pigment, botanically, chemically, and with historical practices. In addition, he will explain how indigo pigment/dye can be extracted from fresh indigo plants such as Persicaria tinctoria* (Dyer’s Knotweed) and Isatis tinctoria (Woad). Our Hybrid Workshops on Zoom Webinar and SFS Studio Annex in Berkeley will accommodate max 21 people o

10/16/21 & 10/23/21 - Indigofera Dried Leaves: Extract Fresh Pigment Paste IN-PERSON BERKELEY ANNEX Partial Approval - $350.00

Sales end on 10/23/2021

Michel will introduce a revolutionary method of extracting indigo pigment in the form of fresh paste from powdered dried leaves of Indigofera plants. This method can be used in your home studio without having access to a field of indigo plants at their time of harvest. Michel will demonstrate the advantages of this fresh indigo pigment paste, make your own watercolor paint, and introduce resourceful strategies to utilize all indigo pigment for a beautiful dye vat to expand your art practice. You will have step-by-step instructions as well as recordings from the class to review and guide your practice at home. Michel will provide a manual covering INDIGO pigment, botanically, chemically, and with historical background. In addition, he will explain how indigo pigment/dye can be extracted from fresh indigo plants such as Persicaria tinctoria* (Dyer’s Knotweed) and Isatis tinctoria (Woad). Our Hybrid Workshops on Zoom Webinar and SFS Studio Annex in Berkeley will accommodate max 21 people

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Saturday, October 16 2021 9:00 AM - Saturday, October 23 2021 12:00 PM [PDT]

THIS IS A REPEAT WORKSHOP OF THE PREVIOUS EVENT THAT OCCURED IN AUGUST 14 & 21 OF 2021 WITH ADDITIONAL TOPICS TAUGHT ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE

 

INDIGO ALCHEMY: Extract Fresh Indigo Pigment, Make Your Own Watercolor Paint, Dye Vat, Maya Blue Pigment, Blue Paper, and Indigo Wool Fleece for Felt

Michel will introduce a revolutionary method of extracting indigo pigment in the form of fresh paste from powdered dried leaves of Indigofera plants. This method can be used in your home studio without having access to a field of indigo plants at their time of harvest. Michel will demonstrate the advantage of this fresh dye paste, which can be used to expand your art practice. You will have step-by-step instructions as well as recordings from the class to review and guide your practice at home. Michel will provide a manual covering INDIGO pigment, botanically, chemically, and with historical background. In addition, he will explain how indigo pigment/dye can be extracted from fresh indigo plants such as Persicaria tinctoria* (Dyer’s Knotweed) and Isatis tinctoria (Woad).  

 

Persicaria tinctoria*, previously Polygonum tinctoria is commonly, erroneously called Japanese indigo. It was already in use in the Western Zhou period (1045–771 BC) in China and was the most important blue dye in East Asia until the arrival of Indigofera from the south. It is uncertain when the plant reached the Japanese archipelago. There are other indigo plants found growing and being used for blue dye in Japan including Strobilanthes cusia in Okinawa.

 

The indigo workshop structure includes two Saturdays (3 hours each) on 16 and 23 October 2021 with a week in between to experiment and observe your own indigo extraction.  Enjoy your own dye pigment in two ways – start a vat and dip fabric or fibers in an organic indigo dye; or use the fresh paste for painting. Students will receive Michel’s Indigo Manual #2, Students Prep & Info sheet, Q&A sheet, and access to the recordings for one year.

 

The workshop cost is $350. The workshop materials you will need are detailed in the Student’s Prep & Info Sheet.  Additionally, 1kg of powdered dried Indigofera leaves, maximum of 2kg per student, can be purchased from shop.slowfiberstudios.com at a 33% discount with a CODE that will appear on your Eventzilla Registration Receipt.

 

Recordings from both sessions and all documents and PowerPoint presentations will be shared with the class for review and to accommodate students in different time zones. During the week between the two sessions, you will be given assignments and may use an online Google Form to ask questions, which will be answered and added to a Q&A document that will be shared with all students.

 

You will be invited to a PRIVATE FaceBook group “SFS Indigo & Shibori Workshop” to share images of your work and exchange comments

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