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Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee Shop in Brooklyn


  • Relationships 920 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Learn to fill your home and wardrobe with the calming effect of Indigo. This workshop covers the techniques of a pre-reduced indigo vat, different folding and clamping techniques to get the Itajime Shibori (Japanese Inspired Tie-Dye) style designs! Students are welcome to bring 3-4 items, any *natural* fiber items, and fabric will also be available.

Saturday, June 1

Sunday, June 2

2.5-3 Hours

Ages 14+

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.