Organic Indigo with Linda Hartshorn

ORGANIC INDIGO – Easy as 1,2,3  FULL

Linda Hartshorn, Instructor

August 5-6, 2017 (12 hours)

Contact PTArts to be on the waiting list ….

Saturday & Sunday 9:30am -12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm daily

Tuition $200 plus $25 materials fee for workshop notebook, dye, fabric and yarn.

To enroll send $50 non-refundable deposit with contact information and class request to:
Pacific Textile Arts 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437
OR … use our online registration form and optionally pay deposit with paypal.

Linda Hartshorn Indigo C Linda Hartshorn Indigo A


Discover the Organic Indigo Vat, a way of indigo dyeing that uses fruits and other natural substances to dye beautiful natural blues. Developed by Michel Garcia, the “1,2,3”  method works faster than fermentation and does not require the use of chemicals. In our workshop we will create several different vats and dye fabrics and wool yarns. We’ll learn how to replenish and keep an organic indigo vat going. We will also do some dyeing using the fresh indigo growing in the garden at Pacific Textile Arts and the Mendocino Botanical Gardens plot managed by PTArts board members Karen Inwood and Laine Escola.


LINDA HARTSHORN is known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Linda shares her positive, fun and supportive style in workshops all over the country. She recently opened Lost Coast Weaving Studio in the mountains of Northern California, where she holds classes and creates her own work. Linda is a two time winner of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award. Click HERE for her website.

Linda Hartshorn photo


“In weaving I have discovered the threads that connect us to other weavers, to other places and other times. For me weaving is an essential part of being human. I try to express this in my work, which is influenced by many textile traditions but is still very much my own. I use natural fibers, a diversity of weave structures, and hand dyeing, including the extensive use of plant and mineral dyes, to create artistry in fiber.”




QUESTIONS? CONTACT via email Linda Hartshorn or phone (707-599-2729)
— or — LOLLI JACOBSEN or phone (707-964-4819)