Learn about the process of how to make and maintain an indigo vat/dye, using a traditional technique of fermenting Sukumo in ash lye, calcium hydroxide, and wheat bran with BUAISOU staff. Fermentation takes eleven days in Sonoma before the actual indigo dye workshops start.
We are pleased to announce that we will make indigo vats with “sukumo” from Buaisou in Tokushima, Japan, and also vats made from locally farmed and fermented indigo by the members of Fibershed, including Mary Pettis-Sarley of Twirl Yarn and Craig Wilkinson. Mary has grown and composted locally grown indigo since 2013 and learned many of their techniques from Buaisou. Craig also has grown Japanese indigo in Sonoma County since 2014. He composts the indigo using similar methods as Buaisou and helps maintain community indigo dye vats in Sonoma County.
To register for this class, please sign up from the Sonoma Community Center website or please call Eric Jackson at (707) 938-4626 x1.