The Chattery hosts an intro to blue hue dyeing
Summer is the season of excuses. It excuses us from eating too much ice cream, drinking too much wine, and dressing a little more adventurously than usual. On Saturday, May 30, The Chattery will help add a splash of color to your clothes with an “Introduction to Indigo Dyeing” workshop hosted at Riverview Park, 1000 Barton Ave.
Indigo dyeing is a fun and simple way of transforming ordinary fabrics into something both vibrant and personal. It’s organic, too, with foraged plant matter being used to create the trademark blue hue.
The class is taught by dyeing expert Sara Sayler, who owns local women’s accessory and textiles business Moss + Elm. Sayler will provide an easy step-by-step guide to the art of dyeing and will even divulge secrets of its history and process. Participants will not leave empty handed, as everyone will hand-dye and take home their own silk scarf.
The Chattery is a nonprofit organization that combines educational classes with community collaboration. Indigo dyeing is the latest attempt to get Chattanoogans to roll up their sleeves, put on their thinking caps and try something a little different.
Workshop cost is $30 and the class begins at 1 p.m. For more info, visit thechattery.org