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Sat, Apr 06



Indigo Dye Workshop

Explore the use of resist techniques (akin to Shibori) with Indigo. Facilitated by Pittsburgh-based artist Leah Patgorski.

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Indigo Dye Workshop
Indigo Dye Workshop

Apr 06, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Laredo, 1420 Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040, USA


Indigo Dye Workshop facilitated by Leah Patgorski

Saturday, April 6

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Casa Daphne

1420 Washington Street

Workshop Description The process of dyeing material with indigo connects us to ancient civilizations around the world, as indigo processes seem to have developed independently in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In this workshop, we will explore the use of resist techniques (akin to Shibori) and then each participant will dye two items: a yard of cut fabric and a cotton tea towel. For efficiency, we will work with the crystalized form of indigo, but we will also learn about the complete process that is carried out from plant to product over a longer period of time.

Duration  2.5 hours

Skills taught in the Indigo Dye Workshop 

Participant will dye fabric deep blue using indigo, with resist techniques to create unique patterns.

Material Outcome 

Each participant will leave with 1 yard of freshly-dyed fabric and 1 cotton towel.


$60 per person, all materials are included

Tuition scholarships are available! 

If you would like to  learn more information about our tuition scholarship, please call (956) 307-8984 or send an email to

About the Artist Leah Patgorski

Leah Patgorski is a Pittsburgh-based artist who was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She earned a BS in Architecture at the University of Virginia followed by an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her studio practice includes sculptures and painting-like objects, constructed of paper and textiles. She has been commissioned to make numerous large-scale pieces including a canvas rowboat and a tea tent. Leah’s individual work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with venues including Union Hall in Pittsburgh, PA; Proyecto ‘ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA; Strohl Arts Center in Chautauqua, NY; SWDZ in Vienna, Austria; and ADDS DONNA in Chicago, IL.

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