Hands-On Indigo Dye Workshop: Head Wraps and Scarves
November 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Participate in a hands‐on, indigo dye class and dye your own head wrap or scarf as you learn about the significant role the ancestors of today’s Gullah Geechee people played in the successful, commercial cultivation of indigo in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in the 1700’s. You can also visit our Gullah Geechee demonstration garden behind the library to learn more about how the plant is grown. Indigo was first farmed here to diversify the rice economy. While indigo was grown here for export to England’s textile mills, the plant is indigenous to Africa and for centuries has been used there as a fabric dye.
All materials will be provided and program is free. Presented by the GGCHC and the Charleston County Public Library as part of a year-long series of programs hosted by the library to explore the historical significance of indigo to colonial South Carolina. For a full list of programs visit ccpl.org.