Indigo Hands-on Workshop from Farm to Fabric
In 1744, a young woman in South Carolina, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, became the first person to grow indigo successfully in colonial America. A hands-on indigo workshop will start at Arnold Farms in Eastover where a Bolivian farmer is growing a row of 50 plants. Participants will meet at the farm at 11 a.m. to harvest and then travel to the Wavering Place to create a fresh leaf indigo vat (a two-hour process) and dye fabric, under Caroline Harper’s expertise. Dr. Rembert, a distinguished professor Emeritus with USC’s Department of Biology will speak, and lunch will be provided. $175. Register by September 30.