Textile artist Amelia Poole will lead a talk on natural indigo dyeing at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, October 17 at 12:00 pm.
Indigo has been used as a dye for over 6000 years. Recent excavations in Peru have yielded cloth still remarkably blue from this natural, plant-based dye. Poole will explain her process of indigo dyeing and Japanese shibori design, as well as how to get started at home and a bit of history behind this traditional textile art.
Amelia Poole is a master indigo dyer and shibori artist. She owns and operates Ecouture Textiles, Studio, and Gallery, natural fiber art studio based in Brooksville, ME.