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50 Cove St
Portland, ME, 04101
United States

(207) 780-1345

Located in the East Bayside area of Portland, Maine, we strive to provide an encouraging community for fellow fiber-lovers by offering classes and carrying supplies for weavers, spinners, wet felters, needle felters, and dyers.  Stop in and let us help you on your merry fiber way!  

Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole

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Classes, instruction, and events in weaving, felting, dyeing, and spinning.

Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole

Indigo is a natural blue dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and other pigment bearing species. Indigo has been used as a colorant for nearly 5,500 years. The dye is extracted from the leaves through a lengthy process of soaking and fermentation, drying and grinding. When the cloth or fiber is removed from the dye vat it changes, as if by magic, from yellow-green through green and turquoise to blue. Multiple dips in the dye vat are required to create dark shades. 

Join us as we explore the techniques of traditional Japanese resist dyeing. We will learn binding, stitching, and pole wrapping techniques while experiment on cotton and silk cloth. Each student will then use the techniques he or she has learned to make one finished silk scarf. 

Please bring a lunch. We'll take a 30 minute break at some point to refuel! Please also bring $20 to be paid directly to Amelia for the cost of materials.

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