Approachable Indigo Dyeing with Brooke Sinnes


Time: Thursday, September 29th 9a.m.-4p.m.


Location: Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA


Workshop Description: Using 3 ingredients - indigo, lye, and hydros - plus filtered water, Brooke will show you how to make an approachable indigo vat at home. This vat works equally well for protein and cellulose fibers. We will also talk about strategies to make greens and purples in addition to blues.


Experience Level: No experience necessary


Students Should Bring: Clothing that can get stained


Instructor will supply: Five 1oz skeins of Sincere Sheep’s custom milled Cormo Fingering wool yarn (each skein has 125 yards for a total of 625 yards) and 2 organic cotton drawstring project bags.


Materials Fee: $50 included in the workshop price


Workshop Pricing: This year’s workshop pricing is a flat rate for half-day or full-day workshops, with up to two low-income spaces per class*.

*To get the low-income student pricing of 25% off workshop cost (not including materials fee), use the code "101L" in the shopping cart. Please note: We will not disclose which students received low-inome pricing and all students will be treated equally by Lambtown Festival and our instructors.


Covid-19 Policy: Covid-19 vaccination is required for in-person workshops, which will be held indoors, and masks may be required depending on the situation at the time. Please upload your proof of vaccination now to save time on the day of your workshop.


Instructor Bio: Brooke Sinnes is the owner of Sincere Sheep, a yarn brand focused on single-source, breed-specific, and custom-made yarns that are naturally dyed. She has been teaching natural dyeing, knitting, spinning, and weaving off and on for the past 18 years. Brooke finds it continually rewarding that through naturally dyed textiles we have an intrinsic link to our past and future. Like a thread throughout human history, dyes, colors and textiles have created a connection around the world to culture, geography, commerce and family.

Approachable Indigo Dyeing workshop