Monday, 15 July 2013

Natural indigo dyeing in Lauris, France

Well lucky old me. My Franco-Aussie family and I have just returned from a near month in France. Whilst I was there I was thrilled to partake in a course of natural indigo dyeing with the master of indigo, Michel Garcia. This was at Couleur Garance in Lauris, Vaucluse. I love that region and it was a pleasure to return to Lauris for a second course in natural dyeing. This advanced course was one I have been wanting to do for years and was so lucky to find that it fell on the one weekend I could attend. The stars must have been well aligned for me! Here are a few photos of the very exhausting but extremely stimulating two day course. 

I highly recommend attending a course at Couleur Garance if you speak any french and if not, the medieval village and dye plants garden are well worth visiting for pure pleasure. Don't miss lunch on the terrace of the chateau with a glass of rosé.... or a special garance cocktail. 
More to follow...

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