sept 17 (sat) // 11am-1pm // community dye day, Yamato indigo

sept 17 (sat) // 11am-1pm // community dye day, Yamato indigo

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Join us for a community dye day! This month we are highlighting the beauty of indigo and its many forms. Our vat for this amazing communal dip is from the friends of Yamato indigo, known for its vibrant "Japan Blue". 

We ask that you bring a plain white garment or an article to be over-dyed that is 100% cotton, linen, wool, or silk. Please limit to no more than two (2) articles of clothing or fiber. For example: one cotton t-shirt and one yarn hank. We are happy to recommend other dye options, and studio rentals should you wish to dye more materials.

No bulk items please! We recommend: t-shirts, socks, napkins, bandanas, totes, pillowcases, and yarn. Please feel free to contact us or stop by the studio if you have a question. 

About Yamato Indigo
Yamato Indigo is indigo powder dye developed by Aikuma Senryo, a company founded in 1818 in Tokyo. The company was originally a Chinese herbal apothecary and later began supplying dyeing supplies. In the 1870’s, when indigo was exceptionally valuable, Aikuma Senryo developed a method for extracting the indigo pigments from old indigo-dyed fabric. By boiling the fabric in water, a clay-like dye called airou(indigo wax) was created. Airou became a popular option for dyers until synthetic indigo eventually became available in Japan.  Based on this method of making airou, Aikuma Senoryo created Yamato Indigo, a powder dye consisting of extracts from indigo plants, chemical indigo, alkaline agent, and reducing agent.

Additional Information:

- Tuition cost includes: project materials and handouts

- Communal dye days are fun! Why not wear an old t-shirt, apron, or sneakers just in case spills happen

- Attendees will receive a 10% off discount code that can be used for supplies, kits, apparel or on a future workshop

- Beginner level, no experience needed

COVID-19 practices + safety

Please be advised our studio no longer requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend workshops, camps, and other events, effective 3.8.22.

In order to have a safe, healthy, and creative makers space we ask that you:

Wear a maskduring your visit. Please ensure your face mask covers your nose and mouth.

Maintain social distancing within the studio, we are limiting our in-store shopping to 4-6 customers at a time.

Stay home, if you're positive or sick. If you test positive, and recently visited our studio we ask that you contact us with dates of potential exposure so we can inform our staff and workshop guests. All information regarding the exposure will remain confidential.

Registration policies 
-Tuition cost includes all project materials required for the workshop unless otherwise noted.
-We understand things happen or may come up, therefore we ask that you provide us with 7 days notice prior to the workshop for a full refund. Refunds for failure to attend or cancellation within 7 days of the workshops will not be honored.
-If you can no longer attend a workshop within the 7 day refund policy, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by emailing us at
-In the event of a workshop cancellation, you will receive 48 hours advanced notice and a full refund.