Indigo Resist Dye workshops

“Made for the love of indigo.” That’s how I describe my work—and I do love it. The whole process is enchanting and you’ll love it too! We’ll start from a blank slate (AKA all-natural cotton napkins and/or tea towels in this case) and create a pattern with one or two different resist dyeing techniques. We’ll cover the basics of shibori (binding/folding/clamping) and/or stencil & paste resists in these workshops.

All levels of experience are welcome—hand dyeing is a fun and curious process, so all you need is a willingness to experiment. All supplies for the workshop will be provided. Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dye on; I typically wear black or denim as it blends in.

There are two workshop options:

Indigo + Shibori Basics
2 hour workshop/ $50 per person

We’ll cover the basics of a few different shibori techniques and talk through the makings of an indigo dye vat. You’ll dye your own pieces and leave with:

  • 4 cotton shibori napkins

  • small sample of textile detergent and dye fixative to wash your items at home (just needed for the first wash; after that they will be safe to wash with your other colored items)


Indigo + Double Resist Pattern Techniques
4 hour workshop/ $80 per person

We’ll cover the basics of a few different shibori techniques as well as stencil and rice paste resist techniques. We’ll talk through the makings of an indigo dye vat. You’ll dye your own pieces and leave with:

  • 4 cotton shibori napkins

  • 1 cotton tea towel with the stencil & paste resist pattern

  • small sample of textile detergent and dye fixative to wash your items at home (just needed for the first wash; after that they will be safe to wash with your other colored items)


Coming Workshops:


Check out the gallery below from past workshops!