Art of indigo dyeing at Merryspring

Oct 06, 2017
Textile artist Amelia Poole shares of the art of indigo dyeing and Japanese shibori design in the next Merryspring Tuesday Talk.

Camden — Textile artist Amelia Poole will offer a Tuesday Talk on natural indigo dyeing Oct. 17 at noon at Merryspring Nature Center, located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1, behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.

Indigo has been used as a dye for more than 6,000 years; recent excavations in Peru have yielded cloth still remarkably blue from this natural, plant-based dye. Poole will explain her process of indigo dyeing and Japanese shibori design, as well as how to get started at home and a bit of history behind this traditional textile art.

Poole is a master indigo dyer and shibori artist. She owns and operates Ecouture Textiles, Studio, and Gallery, natural fiber art studio based in Brooksville.

This lecture is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by First National Bank. Admission to Tuesday Talks is $5, free for members. Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. For more information on this program, contact Merryspring at or 236-2239.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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