Winter Class: Exploring Indigo Vat Dyeing

Winter Class: Exploring Indigo Vat Dyeing


Jan 30, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, Moab, UT 84532, USA


Come experience the alchemy of finding the color blue! Using indigo extracted from the plant Indigofera Tinctoria, we will join the long tradition of natural dyeing that coaxes the elusive blue from plants. We will spend the afternoon setting up an indigo vat, learning the chemistry of the process, folding our white cotton objects into fun shapes with the Japanese technique of shibori, and dip dyeing them in the indigo vat, slowly deepening their color. Please bring a small white cotton item to dye, like a t shirt, pillowcase, or fabric scrap. All other materials will be provided.

Instructed by Abby Meyer.

COVID-19: In the interest of public safety, and due to a rapidly changing health environment, Moab Arts staff have amended the health and safety protocols for this year’s classes:

Classes will be held in one of the large rooms upstairs to allow for maximum social distancing.

Class sizes will not exceed 10 students. 

Face coverings will be required indoors at all times.

We are monitoring state and local guidelines closely, and will continue to do so as class dates approach. If a class is cancelled, Moab Arts staff will reach out to students directly and full refunds will be given. Refunds may also be given upon request by students. Contact or call 435-259-6272.

  • Participant - Indigo Dyeing
    +$0.50 Service fee
    +$0.50 Service fee