Course / Workshop

Indigo, the deepest of blues – an introduction to indigo dyeing with Lucille Junkere

14 May 2023 1-4pm


The history of the indigo plant is one that is dark, rich, and fundamentally tied into legacies of colonialism and slavery. In her practice, Lucille uses these pigments to explore the past and reconcile it with the present, as well as work and think through feelings of loss, grief, healing, resistance and reconnection. 

These histories are where this hands-on, practical workshop will begin, as we dive into the West African tradition of indigo dyeing and explore how to manipulate fabric samples using resist methods to create your own intricate designs. 

By nurturing this cultural engagement with indigo, contextualising its history, and focusing on the West African dyeing tradition specifically, you will leave the workshop with a more grounded knowledge and understanding of the plant and the many stories it holds. 

No experience necessary – all materials are provided! Ticket prices for this workshop have been subsidised by Bow Arts.

This workshop has a limited capacity and is open to all! However, 50% of the tickets available are specifically reserved for participants who identify as Black.

£15, £12 concessions

Concessions rate applies to Bow Arts artists, students, over 65s, under 18s, National Art Pass members, and key workers.

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