Indigo Dyeing Workshop
Sponsored by South Carolina Archaeology Month
Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Stree
Charleston, SC 29403
United States

The Charleston Museum invites knitters, quilters and other textile enthusiasts to a workshop focusing on dyeing with the quintessential natural dye of the Lowcountry ­ indigo.  Cultivated successfully by Eliza Lucas Pinckney in the colonial period, indigo dye yields a deep, rich blue like no other.  With the assistance of instructor Tamara Goff, participants will have the opportunity to dye a hank of yarn using a pre-reduced natural indigo and experiment with various techniques and exposure times.  The workshop includes all equipment and supplies (you bring your own gloves), one hank of fine quality yarn, and an indigo-dye-kit to take home, as well as a look at indigo-dyed items with the Museum¹s Curator of Textiles.

Choose between worsted weight 100% wool yarn (approx 250 yards) and DK weight 100% organic cotton (approx. 194 yds).  Up to two additional hanks may be pre-ordered and dyed during the workshop for a larger project.  You are also welcome to bring up to two yards of muslin and/or silk to dye.

Each participant will need to bring their own gloves to wear when working with the indigo vats. Preregistration is required. The cost of the workshop is $57/member, $67/non-member.  Please register on line at


Contact Information
(843) 722-2996 ext. 235


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