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The Loom Shed Natural Dye Symposium – Luisa Uribe

June 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm



This talk will take you through Luisa’s 10 years of dyeing, learning and working with indigo. From her time living and learning about traditional textiles in Japan, through learning local techniques in India to building an indigo garden in the UK.

Luisa will talk about dyeing techniques, painting on cloth, growing indigo and creating indigo paints. She will share the beautiful shades of blue, turquoise, pink and purple she obtains from her indigo bearing plants, and show you some of her recent textile artwork.

This talk will give you a closer look into Luisa’s journey and by this, a wider view of the endless possibilities of working with this powerful pigment/dye.

Luisa Uribe is a Colombian born designer based in London. She spent a few years living in Japan where she discovered a true love for indigo dyeing. It was there where she began the study of traditional Japanese textile techniques and the place where her textile art has been exhibited.

Her passion for indigo has also taken Luisa to spend some time in India, where she learnt about local indigo, mud resist and hand block printing techniques. Over the years, she has also learnt from other masters from West Africa and Europe and her ongoing research haven’t reached an end.

Luisa has been growing Persicaria Tinctoria since 2019, from which she extracts indigo pigment to dye, paint and make other artist’s materials like watercolours and inks. Luisa also co-founded the Indigo Garden London, a place dedicated to growing indigo bearing plants and promoting slow and sustainable textile dyeing.