04 | Hands-On Houston: Indigo-Dyed Handkerchiefs at HCCC






Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | 4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Hands-On Houston: Indigo-Dyed Handkerchiefs DETAILS

From the organizer:

This month, join former resident artist Molly Koehn and volunteers to create beautifully patterned handkerchiefs with simple resist techniques and indigo dye, one of the oldest plant-based dyes.

Inspired by our current exhibition, Fiber in 3D: Indigo Houston, participants will experiment with various folding and tying techniques to create intricate patterns. After each piece is dipped into a dye vat and wrung out, get ready to be surprised! The indigo will oxidize as the handkerchief unfolds, turning the cloth from green to a deep blue and revealing the unique patterns you have created. While you are waiting for your handkerchief to dye, check out three different varieties of indigo plants growing in the Craft Garden.

Note: This activity will take place outdoors in HCCC Craft Garden and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20-minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more on our website.

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