Dive into the Drama of Indigo with Island Farm!
Join local fiber artist Beth Burns at Island Farm to learn how to dye with Indigo. In this three day workshop, participants will create dramatic blue hues by building and maintaining two indigo dye vats made from fruits indigenous to Roanoke Island (pear and fig). Various binding techniques will be taught to create mesmerizing patterns on cotton tea towels. A history of indigo and its' tie to the Outer Banks will be covered. Students will leave with truly unique fabric pieces.
Workshop Details:
  • September 24, 2021: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • September 25, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • September 26, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Price: $155 for three days, plus a $60 materials fee. Materials provided as part of the materials fee are; three organic cotton tea towels, indigo, thread, needles and pens. Students should wear comfortable clothing, suited for long periods of standing in an outdoor environment. Students may want to bring their own scissors, aprons, and gloves.

This workshop is intended for ages 18+
Additional Details
For the above events, advance registration is required, and an electronic ticket will be sent via email upon registration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages. This event will be held outdoors on Island Farm's grounds. Any questions? Please call 252-473-6500 or email islandfarm@obcinc.org
Island Farm is owned and operated by Outer Banks Conservationists, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect important natural, cultural, and historic resources along North Carolina’s Outer Banks through education and conservation.