Thursday, February 8 at noon

One of seven courses available for the May 9 – 12, 2024
MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack

Dye to Label

Currently Full Waitlist Only

Instructor: Jordan Carey
Haystack Studio: Fiber + Dye 
Enrollment Limit: 12
Materials Fees: $55
Level: Intermediate Sewing Skills / Beginner Dyeing Skills (see class description)

Class Description:

Prepare for three and a half days of fibers, dyeing, sewing, and shenanigans. We will make custom garments and accessories using Indigo dyeing techniques, batik, shibori, and more. After a short introduction, we jump right into making your sewing patterns that you can take with you for future use. After a full day of Indigo Dye, I will guide you through sewing your apron, oven mitt, and bandana. You will have your new BBQ uniform just in time for summer.

The final day will be clean up and BYOC* dyeing. Everyone is invited to bring a garment from home that they can dye in the studio on the last day.

*BYOC clothes must be silk, wool, cotton, linen, or hemp. I recommend bringing something white or cream to better contrast the dye.

Participants should have basic sewing skills but can be beginning level for dyeing. Please contact if you have any questions about your skill level and participation in the workshop.

Materials + Fees:

The instructor will provide all essential materials for each student that will be covered by the $55 studio materials fee. Students are asked to bring the following items:

  • Students are encouraged to bring their sewing machines. If you have a machine at home that you are comfortable with and prefer to use over a studio machine, bring it!
  • Fabric and  Paper Scissors
  • Threads
  • Large eye sharp needles
  • Pins
  • Rulers
  • Sketchbook and drawing tools

About the Instructor-

Jordan Carey is a Bermudian designer and artist currently based in Portland Maine. He received his BFA in Textile and Fashion Design from Maine College of Art (2019). As a MECA student Jordan’s work was predominantly focused on the meshing of cultural aesthetics and influences ever present and changing in the African diaspora and island life. Since graduating he has continued to develop as assistant designer for the Maine based fashion house Jill Mcgowan as well as through residencies and freelance work. Jordan has launched the Loquat brand as a vehicle for sharing fluid cultural aesthetics and craft sensibilities.