For the Love of Blue: A 2-Day Indigo Dyeing workshop with textile artist Bethany Garner

For the Love of Blue Indigo Dyeing workshop with textile artist Bethany Garner at the Tett Centre on July 30 & 31, 2022
On Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31, 2022, 9:30am to 5pm daily
Activity Room and Tett Gallery (Rooms 108/109 on the 1st/bottom floor of the Tett Centre
Bethany Garner

For the Love of Blue: A 2-Day Indigo Dyeing workshop with Bethany Garner


Join textile artist Bethany Garner on Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31, 2022, as she shares her indigo dyeing skills and samples. This TWO-DAY workshop will focus on ‘easy to use at home’ bucket-dyeing methods that everyone can learn to use and on design play for original art, using hand/machine stitch. The goal for our classroom sharing is that you will leave with the skills after our time together for further exploration with Indigo.


On Saturday, students will spend the full day folding, wrapping, clamping and stitching, and learning immersion dyeing with INDIGO Natural Dye vats. This class is designed to share multiple techniques that will delight and stimulate creativity and will result in a beautiful collection of hand dyed fabric for you to work with both in our class and after our weekend together.



On Sunday, students will create a small art quilt project of their choice with the yardage that they dyed in the classroom on Saturday. 


A suggested supply list will be emailed to students after their registration has been confirmed. Please bring your cotton or silk fabrics, a table cover for "Dye Day", your sewing machine and favourite stitch-related supplies and tools (i.e., a rotary cutter/mat and rulers, threads and scissors).  


Open to attendees ages 18+ and older. All levels of ability are welcome.



Saturday, July 30, 2022 (Indigo Dyeing Day) and Sunday, July 31, 2022 (Project Day), 9:30am to 5pm each day.



The Activity Room and the Tett Gallery (Rooms 108/109 on the 1st floor)


Register on Eventbrite today!


Covid-19 protocols within the workshop space: The instructor has indicated that appropriate individual student table spacing for both students and the instructor will be honoured. The wearing of masks are encouraged in small group settings. 

For more information, please contact Bethany Garner at


About the Art Instructor: Bethany Garner has been designing and making quilts since 1976. She is a seasoned contemporary artist, traditional quilter, restoration specialist, quilt conservator, and is a retired professor of textile design at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. Her artwork has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She has inspired her students to take chances, try new things, and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and at home. Bethany is a resident Creativity Studio artist at the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning.