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Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee in Brooklyn


In this class, you will focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to create surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique using clamps and string. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands. Additional supplies like Organic Cotton Knit, Quilting Kona, and Linen Cotton Canvas will be for sale if students would like to work large.

This class will be held outside if weather permits, or in the classroom if needed.

Either way, dress for mess!

  • All Supplies Provided: Tools, indigo dye, and sample fabric will be provided for this class

  • Students are encouraged to bring 3-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, bamboo, and rayon/viscose/modal; to dye/upcycle.

  • Focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to creative surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands.  This is an ancient Japanese tie-dye technique.

  • Students are encouraged to bring 2-4 items, natural celulose fibers: cotton, linen, and rayon, to dye/upcycle; and will be provided with sample fabric to experiment with.

  • Ages 14+

Earlier Event: October 20
Bundle Dyeing at Fireside Farms
Later Event: November 10
Holiday Hand-2-Hand Market in Greensboro