Joybilee Farm opens for our 4th Annual Indigo/Woad Dye Day. Some specific information about the Indigo/Woad Dye Day on July 24.
The farm is open from 10am to 5pm.
It is a drop in hands on demonstration. People can purchase, for a nominal fee, quilting cotton or silk scarves ready to dye. There are tables set up with different resist implements (pipes, string, clamps, bands, buttons, rocks, etc. Each person takes their fabric and applies different techniques to fold, twist and clamp their fabric. Then the fabric goes into the indigo vat.
There is no admission charge to visit the farm on that day. Farm Tours are available for $5 per person and a tour of the natural dye garden is included and further demonstrations of linen culture and processing.
New this year: Sarah will be demonstrating the extraction of natural indigo from fresh woad leaves -- an art that is almost lost in the post modern era. For more information visit Sarah's website.http://www.woad.ca