Dyeing with Indigo

At Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Have you ever wanted to learn how to dye fabrics with indigo? It’s time to learn! Indigo was a wildly successful cash crop in Colonial South Carolina. Eliza Lucas Pinckney experimented with Indigofera plants for 4 years and perfected the difficult process: growing, harvesting, fermenting, aerating, and drying. Learn about this fascinating process and the work the enslaved people were forced to do to take indigo from flowering plant to expensive blue dye.


  • November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Meeting Place

    Fire ring behind the kitchen house

    What to Bring

    Water, insect repellent, clothes that can get stained without concern.