Natural Dyes: Blue/Indigo • March 3 and 10

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Tuesdays, March 3 & 10, 10 am – 1 pm

Ceci Lewis

Learn about the history, growing, processing, and dyeing of indigo. Explore both natural and synthetic indigo, as well as the different color outcomes on various fibers. This class will work with reduction of the indigo using the popular 1-2-3 methods championed by Michel Garcia, the copperas vat (iron sulfate), and chemical reduction by thio-urea dioxide. Then, see a demonstration of another modification to the vat that accommodates protein fibers. Proper oxidation and washout techniques will be covered. Materials fee $25, payable to the instructor.

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Instructor Bio:

Ceci Lewis has been a garment sewer more than fifty years, with indigo and other natural dyes prominent in her work. Utilizing and teaching sustainable practices is her specialty. She has cultivated a rainbow of natural dye colors in her postage stamp sized yard and shared natural dyeing with more than a thousand children in the metro area. Lewis served as a lead artist in collaboration with Penumbra Theatre, Textile Center, and many talented quilters for the “Black Nativity.” For the last twenty years, dyeing, quilt making, and long-arm quilting have taken over her life. Her quilt New World is part of the Minnesota History Center’s permanent collection.


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