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Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Bailey Knight

when: Oct. 6, 2019

Please contact the Joel Lane Museum House with the names of those who will attend. Nametags will serve as tickets.

Event: Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Bailey Knight

Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2:00 pm

Location: Joel Lane Museum House Gardens, 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, 27603

Admission: $28—includes instruction, a silk scarf, a cotton scarf, real indigo dye, and access to all tools and materials. Available by contacting the Joel Lane Museum House or at

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In this workshop, learn how to make a natural indigo vat, and use it too! Dye a silk scarf and a cotton bandanna to take home, using tie-dye and traditional shibori techniques. Additional items to dye will be available to purchase.

Bailey Knight is currently working as a Studio and Lab Technician at the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, and graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Design with a Bachelor of Art and Design in May of 2017.

Bailey is an original, an independent designer and natural dyer who expresses empathy and patience through handwork with fabric, thread, and dye. She finds and reinterprets natural awe and beauty through her work in forms of wearables, wall pieces, garments, and soft products. She is ethical, ambitious, creative, and colorful. Being practical yet fun, Bailey naturally creates work that is both quirky and respectful to the earth, and prides herself in her natural materials, natural processes, and accepting heart.

Tickets available here.


And don’t miss Bailey’s lecture, “A Look at Natural Dyes in History and Practice” on Thursday, October 3!

Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Bailey Knight
Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Bailey Knight
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What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.