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Indigo dyeing is an ancient art of dyeing and patterning clothes with an especially beautiful blue dye. The dye itself comes from the indigo plant, which grows very well in humid mountain climates. When fermented, the plant produces a brilliant blue dye.
This blue dye can be used to color cloth—either before or after it is used to make clothing. Textile makers can use “tie-dyeing” methods to create beautiful and complex patterns. Tie-dying refers to tying, pressing, and binding the cloth to control the way the color goes into it. Master craftspeople can do some truly amazing things with very simple tools. For example, most beginners are taught to use nothing more than rubber bands, chopsticks, and maybe some marbles.
Indigo dyeing is well known as a traditional cloth manufacturing technique in Japan, but Taiwan has its own home-grown indigo industry. Taiwan’s indigo dyeing industry bloomed in the 1800s, when the rich blue dye was considered very fashionable. However, the local cloth dyeing business began to decline around the turn of the 20th century, when the textile industry began to modernize. Now indigo dyeing is alive and well developed in Sanxia, Taiwan. (Source: https://www.ivy.com.tw/newsLetter/life_cont/2020072817525895300)
Welcome to join the handcraft workshop of indigo dyeing, you will make your own 60 x 60 cm kerchief with indigo pattern. Register now!
Instructor Lei-hui Lai
Dates & Times 9/26 (Mon.) 9:30-11:30, 9/27 (Tue.) 9:30-11:30, 9/28 (Wed.) 13:30-15:30【alternative】
Venue IB302, NTUST
Registration (You can only choose one session.):
🌸 9/26 (Mon.) https://cla.ntust.edu.tw/p/423-1076-1635.php?Lang=zh-tw
🌸 9/27 (Tue.) https://cla.ntust.edu.tw/p/423-1076-1636.php?Lang=zh-tw
🌸 9/28 (Wed.) https://cla.ntust.edu.tw/p/423-1076-1637.php?Lang=zh-tw
🌸 Note: To participate in the activities, dark clothes are recommended.
※ People who register the workshop have to guaranty to attend the workshop on time and participate in the whole course.
In case of being late or absent, an activity fee of NT$500 should be paid.
(Attending the workshop on time and participating in the whole course do not have to pay any fees.)
※ According to the regulations, all participants must wear face masks in class.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone or make changes to the workshop.
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