Just back from a fantastic workshop with my friend, Barbara Schneider, who showed 5 eager students the magic of vat dyes. First there was some hard physical labor as we mixed all of the necessary powders and liquids together to make 8 basic colors. Then, after a feast of Wild Rice and Mushroom soup (vegetarian, thank you), we headed back to the studio and made as many samples as possible. The images below are from the workshop and I’ll post some results a bit later. If any of you are interested in taking one of Barbara’s workshops, I will post a link to her site in the sidebar.