Learn the basics of natural indigo dyeing and shibori resist techniques. We will cover how to set up your own natural indigo vat and how to care for your vat. You will be given 4 cotton 24 x 24 inch squares to practice various surface design techniques and one tote bag to dye and take home.
Journey to the Yuba River in the heart of Northern California for a 4-day wellness retreat and discover the art of creative living. Reconnect to body and soul through daily yoga practices rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Discover self-care rituals that align with the rhythms of the Earth. Nourish your creative potential with a workshop series on the art of natural dyeing. Join for a gathering of connection, intuition and inspiration.
Learn the basics of natural indigo dyeing and shibori resist techniques. We will go over how to mix your own natural ferrous vat and best practices for vat longevity and maintenance. You will be given 4 cotton 22 x 22 inch squares to practice various surface design techniques and one tote bag to dye and take home. You are welcome to bring a few of your own small materials and garments made from natural fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, wool, silk, etc.) to dye as well.
NOTE: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy or turning blue.
Due to the length of this workshop we will be taking a short lunch break around 1:00. Please bring a bagged lunch or there are also a few walkable options near the studio.