Feeling blue : fibre and dye from The Indigo Plot

Sat Sep 14 2024 at 11:00 am to Sun Sep 15 2024 at 04:30 pm UTC+01:00

Glasgow Botanic Gardens | Glasgow

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw @ The Lansdowne House
Publisher/HostElisabeth Viguie Culshaw @ The Lansdowne House
Feeling blue : fibre and dye from The Indigo Plot
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An exhibition of Natural dyes & fibres curated by Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw of #TheIndigoplot the Natural dye garden @ Glasgow Botanics
About this Event

T his exhibition runs on both days from 11 am to 4.00 pm and your ticket gives you access anytime. Multiple entry.

"Feeling blue" is an exhibition about Natural dyes and Sustainable fibres curated by textile artist and natural dyer Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw in the Glasgow Botanical garden's Kibble Palace.

I t features dyed and printed pieces using natural dyes grown on The Indigo Plot, a Natural dye garden in the Botanical garden and selected dyed pieces by artists and dyers from Scotland.

A call out for dyed and printed pieces has been made via Creative Scotland website for work to be submitted. To compliment the blue pieces provided by Elisabeth and the volunteers of The Indigo Plot, pieces provided by artists and dyers from Scotland will create a beautiful and sustainable rainbow.

F eeling blue will be a week-end of connection, of colour and sustainable textile.

T he initial program is:

- Exhibition of dyed textiles on 14/15th of September

- Demonstration and hands on of Indigo shibori, spinning and tapestry weaving on the 16 septembet, demonstration of dyeing yarn with Yellow dyes grown on the Plot.

- Demonstration and hands on of Fresh leaves Indigo dyeing, Flax processing, dyeing with a Woad vat.

W e will harvest the Flax on the Plot on the 14th at 10am.

I t runs on the 14th and 15th Septembre from 11 am to 4pm and is Free of charge.


Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw is a Natural dyer, a textile artist and a member of the Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. She has been growing a dye garden "The Indigo Plot" in the grounds of the Botanical gardens. There, she plants Japanese Indigo, Woad for blue pigment, Weld and Genista for Yellow and Madder for Red as well as some Flax for fibres. Regularly during the summer season

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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