INDIGO - For the Love of Blue

August 16, 2020, 9 am - 5 pm
Rehearsal Hall
Bethany Garner

SUNDAY, August 16, 2020, 9 am - 5 pm

REHEARSAL HALL, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Presenter: Bethany Garner




After a break for the Covid -19 "stay at home" period, we welcome students to this 6 hour workshop in which students will discover the magic of indigo dyeing with Bethany Garner!

This class is designed to share multiple techniques that delight and stimulate creativity and result in a beautiful collection of hand dyed fabric samples for you to work with after class.Learn about fabric preparation, stitching, clamping and wrapping techniques.

Enjoy instructor led demonstrations and free time to create! The Workshop focuses in on ‘easy to use at home’, studio bucket dyeing methods that everyone can use and take away for further exploration as they develop their new skills.

CLASSROOM location: Rehearsal Hall, 2nd level

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West, Kingston, ON

Students will be provided with:

* A comprehensive workshop handout folder is provided.* 1 M. of 100% Cotton, prepared for dyeing Sample Cloth included.* Please bring a large container to take home wet papers/fabrics.


* Students are welcome to bring their own additional fabrics/yarns/threads. (No large clothing items are allowed in this workshop due to shared vats.)


* Student may purchase additional prepared for dyeing cloth for $12 per metre, incl. tax, with cash or credit card at the workshop. (Provided yardage is pre-ordered through the Instructor at at least two days before class)


* Please bring a plastic container to take your wet projects home.


* Indigo dye vat use is included in the class fee. Individual kits of Indigo Dye are available from the Instructor for $22 each at the end of the workshop for student use at home.



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 Professor of Textile Design at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. She has inspired her students to take chances, try new things, and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and at home.

This workshop is non-refundable, but arrangements may be made with the organizer/Instructor to transfer your ticket to another workshop or a substitute student.


We ask that all guests and visitors to practice Physical Distancing while visiting the Tett Centre.

We are monitoring and following Health Canada and Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Health Unit recommendations. We also urge everyone to follow Health Canada’s hygiene recommendations and to be considerate of others.