Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Indigo Dyeing at Merryspring March 14


Camden, Rockport, Maine - Textile artist Amelia Poole will lead a talk on natural indigo dyeing at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 14 at 12:00 pm.

Indigo has been used as a dye for over 6000 years. Recent excavations in Peru have yielded cloth still remarkably blue from this natural, plant-based dye. Poole will explain her process of indigo dyeing and Japanese shibori design, as well as how to get started at home and a bit of history behind this traditional textile art.

Amelia Poole is a master indigo dyer and shibori artist. She owns and operates Ecouture Textiles, Studio, and Gallery, natural fiber art studio based in Brooksville, ME.
This program is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial. Tuesday talks are open to the public for $5, with free admittance granted for members of Merryspring.

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program or any others, please contact info@merryspring.org or call 207-236-2239.

Event Location: Merryspring Nature Center, Camden/Rockport, Maine

Event Date/Time: March 14, 2017. 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Photo Caption: Photos courtesy Amelia Poole

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