The Indigo Plot at the Botanics is a new project by Textile artist, Natural dyer and Indigo lover Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw in the grounds of the Glasgow Botanical Garden.
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Elisabeth at the Botanics and a group of 24 Scottish home growers will be growing this summer some Japanese Indigo (Persicaria Tinctoria) and some Woad (Isatis Tinctoria) to investigate the process of growing and using the pigment in a serie of workshops and sharing events. In order to start the growth we must put the plants into ground this is a joyful moment.
On the 4th of June, Elisabeth and some of her volunteers will put the small plants into ground and sharing information around the project during a 2 hours session. (weather permitting). If the weather is great we may even dye small samples of fabric.
Japanese Indigo has a fast growth and there will be some sharing sessions during the summer to learn to dye with the Indigo.
This project is aimed at giving all natural dye lovers, textile lovers and Eco process addicts a sense of connection between the colour around us and its provenance.
The Indigo plot will have a two years life and during that time Elisabeth will share around her knowledge of Natural dyes and plants via regular sessions live or on zoom. Her own textile practise runs regular workshops and events on the use of Natural dyes.
To join in this low key (but connective event) please book a free space using this link…
You can also join our FB group to keep up to date with the project. https://www.facebook.com/The-Indigo-Plot-at-the-Botanics-100479995960184