Indigo Dyeing

Jamie Root

Indigo dye is called the “king of colors” with a rich history in the middle east, Asia, West Africa and South America most notable.  This dye requires an understanding of pH and adjustments to the dye solution for protein or cellulose fibers.  Students will see the fascinating reaction to oxygen as fiber is removed from the dye bath.  Presentation may be focused to address the historical, cultural or chemical studies of the students.


 A 2-3 day residency can be arranged. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 single, $95 each for 2 or more on the same day; Residency materials fees to be determined, please inquire; A $110 planning meeting is required for the 3 day residency. / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Program Length: 45 minutes

Requirements: good ventilation, covered outside space is ideal. Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

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