Charleston Museum: Upcoming Learning Events

Indigo Dyeing Workshop
Saturday, May 8 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary! Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of this dye plant as it pertains to South Carolina, the chemistry of a vat, and dye fabric using shibori tie-dye methods. Kristy will focus on itajime (folding and clamped resist), kumo (bound resist), and Nui (stitched resist). These three techniques all yield unique and beautiful patterns. Attendees will be able to sample these methods on 12” x 12” cotton squares. Once comfortable they will be able to dye a 24” x 24” cotton fabric and an 11” x 60” crepe de chine silk scarf. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring personal items to dye such as a garment, yarn, or even colored fabric to over-dye.

All materials, instruction and admission to the Dill Sanctuary will be provided in this workshop. Reservations, social distancing and masks when in close proximity required.

$120 Museum Members | $150 Non-Members
Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 224

Homeschool History Day: Marsh Madness
Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 to 11:00 am

What’s that smell? Learn about pluff mud and the creatures who make it their home. Take a marsh walk exploring the Dill Sanctuary and catching fiddler crabs. Homeschool History Days feature one of our field trip classes and an activity.

Reservations required. Participants must wear masks. FREE for Museum Members. FREE for Non-Members with Museum admission ($12/adults; $10 Youth, ages 13 to 17; $5/children, ages 3 to 12; and under 3 free).

Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 236

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

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