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Shibori Indigo Dyeing

  • All Hands Workshops 514a Front Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Learn the magical, centuries-old technique of shibori indigo dyeing with maker Kaitlin Bonifacio.

Be guided through the fun and satisfying process of making your own shibori indigo patterned textiles.

In this workshop, we will:

  • cover the basics of the Japanese art of folding and binding fabric

  • mix a vat of indigo dye together

  • dye your choice of either a full length scarf, a pair of throw pillows or a set of four dinner napkins

  • dye a small piece of your own from home (Just be sure that is is 100% natural fiber, such as cotton or linen.)

  • experience the delightful and surprising patterns that emerge!

The following supplies are included:

  • natural fiber scarves, pillow covers and dinner napkins

  • indigo dye to use in the workshop

  • folding and binding supplies to use in the workshop

You can bring:

  • a small textile of your own from home (Just be sure that is is 100% natural fiber, such as cotton or linen.)


What is Shibori?

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of folding, twisting, bunching, and binding fabric before dyeing it in a vat of indigo.

What is Indigo?

Indigo is a dye made from the pigments of plants found in the Indigofera family. It has been used for thousands of years and across many cultures to achieve a range of beautiful blue hues. Indigo dye is an all natural and organic compound that is safe for even the most delicate skin. It is also 100% machine washable!


Kaitlin Bonifacio

Kaitlin studied the ancient art of Shibori in both Hawaii and Japan before relocating to Santa Cruz, California. A mother of two and owner of the Yuzu & Rose line of Shibori home and family products, she enjoys the magical process of hand dyeing, the challenge of creating natural, plant-based dyes of her own, and the joy of sharing her products and techniques with the community.


IG: @yuzuandrose

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