Indigo Blues

~~Limited Spaces Available ~~

surface design with indigo


~ Indigo Blues is an Intermediate Level Class.

~*~ No experience with Indigo Vats? No problem check out my online class:  Basic Blues: Five Vats Five Ways.

Please read all the information prior to purchasing as no refunds can be given.

If you have any questions you can email me at

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In this Four Week Class you will  

Use an indigo vat to:

  • immersion dye fabric.
  • to dye bound resist fabrics.
  • to dye painted resist fabrics.

Use reduced indigo and gum tragacanth emulsion to:

  • paint fabric.
  • Screen print fabric with indigo.
  • Create mono prints onto fabrics and papers using an acrylic plate and a gelatin plate.
  • Create unique designs using gutta resist and other types of resists.

Combine Indigo, Rust, and Tannins, to create unique pieces of art cloth!

Lifetime Access!!! 

~~Limited Spaces Available ~~


Supplies List - Required

2-3 yards of white PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton and/or silk fabric.

  • Pre-reduced/Instant indigo
  • Gum tragacanth
  • Water
  • Tannic Acid Powder and/or leaves as a source of tannin.
  • Soda Ash
  • Thiox
  • Clear gutta resist, one tube.
  • Blue school gel glue.
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Rusty bits such as old washers, bottle caps, nails, wire, etc.
  • bits of copper wire

REQUIRED Safety Equipment

  • high quality dust mask
  • protective clothing such as an apron or smock
  • nitrile or latex gloves

REQUIRED Equipment

  • Heat source
  • pH papers or pH monitor
  • Stainless Steel Stock Pot or Enamel Stock Pot 5 quarts or larger
  • 2 two gallon plastic buckets
  • 1-2 five gallon plastic buckets, or a tub, that is large enough to rinse large pieces of fabric
  • Clothesline for hanging dyed fabrics to dry.
  • PVC pipe for pole wrapped pieces.
  • tongs
  • stainless steel spoon (the kind used for cooking)
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • ~*~ OPTIONAL electronic scale for measuring out exact amounts of dyes, etc.
  • clothes pins
  • string
  • glass marbles or smooth stones

Supplies List Optional

  • Natural Dye Extracts that are high in tannins such as quebracho, logwood, brazilwood, etc.
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Purchase BOTH Basic Blues and Indigo together for a 20% savings.

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Once you registered and  have paid for the course,  you will receive an email confirmation with class information typically within 24 hours.


  • This online class costs $79
  • Class will be held on a private website that only registered students are able to access.
  • There is a support group for this class on Facebook
  • All information for the class is all posted at once and ready for access and work at your own pace.
  • Basic computer skills are needed (be able to login, access a blog, etc), you are responsible for knowing  how to use your personal device to access the internet.
  • Class can be accessed from most digital devices with recent updates.
  • THIS CLASS INCLUDES VIDEO LESSONS THAT ARE DOWNLOADABLE! If your service is “iffy” then I highly recommend downloading the videos onto your device, doing so will eliminate buffering issues.
  • I have provided step by step visuals in the form of photos, and when needed diagrams.
  • A high speed connection if definitely recommended, again if you do not have high speed internet then please download the videos to your device.
  • Feel free to register at anytime.
  • No refunds, period.