Indigo is a magical dye. It dates back to ancient Egypt, its blue only develops on contact with air, and successive dipping makes the blue seem like many colors. Indigo is the perfect partner to Shibori, an ancient Japanese art which goes far beyond the usual tie-dye techniques. In this workshop we will cover basic techniques that are easy to learn and endlessly variable: binding, pleating, knotting,stitching, clamping and pole-wrapping. Experience the magic and learn about the care and feeding of an indigo vat, using synthetic indigo. We'll use the vat to create samples of shibori patterns on cotton cloth as well as on blank scarves (silk and cotton). SPECIAL: With weekend registration, add-on the Friday workshop for just $50!