ORGANIC INDIGO – Easy as 1,2,3 with Linda Hartshorn

ORGANIC INDIGO – Easy as 1,2,3

Linda Hartshorn, Instructor

August 25-26, 2018 (12 hours)

Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm with lunch break

Tuition $250 plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor during class.  Materials fee covers workshop notebook, dye, some fabric and yarn.   Students should bring:  Long (kitchen) gloves, old clothes and/or apron, scissors, black sharpee marker, undyed natural fiber yarn and/or fiber to dye as time permits.

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, sugars 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 vats using henna, banana, and fructose as reducing agents.  We will dye wool yarns as well as a set of color gradated samples on wool and cotton fabrics.  We will also explore dyeing with 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)