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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Indigo


Indigo Workshop with Valerie
by L.G. de Tonnancour

 
Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9 AM, I met Yanick Duchesne (from St-Henri Crafters) at Espace Fibre on Augustin-Cantin St., in Montreal. We went there to learn how to dye with indigo, in a course especially tailored for rug hookers. After a warm welcome and a quick tour of the studio and gallery, our teacher, Valerie Walker, began by teaching us what protective measures we must take when handling such volatile materials as natural and chemical dyestuffs. Valerie is a trained engineer and we appreciated both her scientific knowledge and practical advice. Only one day to experiment with natural indigo is very little time,however, Yanick and I were spellbound by these extraordinary blue dyes which came from the four corners of the world. Time just flew by; we will treasure the knowledge we acquired and the wool we dyed which I hope to put to good use soon in a rug.
Thanks Valerie!