Indigo at Houston Botanic Gardens

by | Feb 2, 2022

Indigo the Magical Blue

February 26, 2022
10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Arts & Culture
Connie on left, Pat P. on right
Connie Elliott is teaching Indigo Dyeing at the Houston Botanic Gardens.

The natural blue dye indigo is perhaps the most famous vat dye, meaning it doesn’t require heat or a mordant, but instead relies on complex chemical reactions involving air.


Participants will learn the basics of indigo dyeing, including how to set up and maintain a basic hydrogen hydrosulfite/lye dye pot. Once the dye pots are set up, participants will dye fabrics using Japanese shibori, an example of a process known as resist-dyeing, a traditional method of creating patterns with dye by somehow preventing dye from permeating the entire piece of fabric.

Cost of the workshop includes admission to the Garden and registration ($40), as well as a supply fee ($25). Garden members receive a $10 discount off registration yet are responsible for the full supply fee.

Sign up is through the website.  Click here to register.