Indigo & Flower Dyeing (Ages 8-14)

  • Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Friday, November 20, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Outdoor Canopy (in the back), Class Code FI111320IC
  • 1


  • $35 + $10 Materials Fee
  • Free except for $10 materials fee

Registration is closed

We’ve designed a craft class in BARN’s outdoor classroom for homeschoolers and other youth who have Friday mornings free! In two sessions you will get to explore different ways of altering fabric through plant-based pigments. The first week, you will learn about Indigo Dye and how it is made. We will provide a T-shirt and bandana to use to test dying resist techniques known as Shibori. You are also welcome to bring in your own piece of fabric or clothing to dye. The second week you will get to practice the fun activity of pounding flowers onto fabric.

We will provide colorful flower petals and you can collect leaves and flowers from the BARN property. You will design a layout using your chosen leaves and flowers and hammer them into the fabric which will be used to make a wall hanging.

Bundle up for this outdoor craft experience under the canopies in BARN’s backyard! We’ll have an outdoor heater and serve hot cocoa and hot cider for extra warmth! Masks and physical distancing will be required. The cost of this class has been subsidized by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island in support of youth programs in the community.

Important Details:

  • This class is for youth 8-14 years old.
  • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
  • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
  • Dress warmly!
  • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week! 

Instructor Bio:

Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

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