Indigo, a plant that produces a vivid blue dye, was an important part of South Carolina’s 18th century economy, and an early cash crop for plantations like Middleton Place. Join us this Saturday from 10-3pm where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the steps enslaved workers took to manufacture this dye from the leaves of the Indigofera plant. Create your own blue-dyed fabric while learning more about our demonstration vat, and how indigo figures into the 18th century story here at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark.
This event is free with a general admission ticket. More information can be found on our website
Programming will include:
- Indigo Dyeing Demonstrations (On-Going)
- Hands-On Indigo Dyeing (11:00 – 3:00) Pieces of Cloth will be provided for guests to create their own Indigo-Dyed Masterpiece
- Indigo Vat Processing Demonstrations (On-Going)
- Indigo Cultivation & Processing Timed Program (30 minutes) | 10:30; 12:30; & 2:30
Purchase admission tickets here.