Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used to colour fabric and was the only dye used to dye denim jeans. To dye a dark midnight blue, it some times takes more than 60 dips in the dye vat to achieve.
In this workshop, we will be sharing an overview of how the amazing indigo dye is prepared from plant to pigment. We recommend you to be already equipped with basic hand sewing skills so you can focus on stitching the patterns than learning how to sew. You will learn basic stitched shibori techniques on a fabric square. You can then sew, embellish and turn them into finished products such as pocket squares, purses or frame them up for your feature wall at home.
Shibori simply means the resist dyeing technique and it has been used in many parts of the world dating as far back as 800CE. We are all familiar with widely popular tie-dye, you might think they are the same but no, shibori is not tie dye.
** Please note this is a FULL DAY Workshop with 1 hour lunch break in between (price not inclusive of lunch).
Part 1 • 10am-1pm • We will spend the first part of the workshop learning different basic stitch techniques, plotting your cushion cover and then complete stitching before our lunch break.
Part 2 • 2pm-4pm • We will dye the cushion cover in our resident indigo vat (~1.5 hour) and finally unveil your stitched shibori cushion cover at the end of the workshop.
Please come dressed in clothes that you don’t mind getting some dye on. Aprons and gloves will be provided too if you need them.
Our studio workshop class size is kept small and cosy with a maximum of 6 participants per group to ensure each individual gets quality guidance from our instructor. Please note that workshop slot may be rescheduled should the minimum class size of 3 pax is not met. You will be notified of any changes at least 2 days before the workshop.
PRIVATE WORKSHOP REQUEST Don't see a suitable date? Looking for a workshop for crafty birthday, hen party or simply for some get-together time? We are happy to host a private workshop for you (Min. 3 pax for weekday slot. Min. 4 pax for weekend slot). For large groups of 10 or more, we offer special rates too. Simply email us at email@example.com or send us an DM on Instagram to inquire.