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Indigo Dyeing Techniques

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Indigo Dyeing Techniques, August 2024 Registration
$ 174.00
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An In-Studio Workshop!

Saturday, August 3, 10:30am-4:30pm

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About this Workshop:

Learn to create beautifully patterned, one-of-a-kind tea towels and t-shirts by using the Shibori Indigo method of dyeing fabric.  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of various folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric.

Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes July 26, 2024. Material fees are included with your registration to cover the supplies provided in class. Students may/will need to gather/purchase additional materials for class (see the materials list below). This list will also be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Sample images by Sarah Matthews


Registration includes a $15 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including indigo dye, soda ash, pvc pipe, twine, and bags for transporting dyed pieces. Students should also gather/purchase the following items for class:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras). Students are encouraged to wear black clothing/clothes you don’t mind staining with indigo dye
  • Notepad and pen for taking notes
  • At least 20 pieces of 100% cotton or linen fabric. Picking up a few yards of cotton muslin from a fabric store is the most economical choice. You can also bring t-shirts too.
  • A pair of long gloves (example)
  • 1-2 clear trash bags to take your items home to wash after class


Sarah Matthews is a 2016 MA Art & the Book graduate from the Corcoran College of Arts and Design, and holds an MBA with a Marketing Concentration and BS in Sociology from Bowie State University. Matthews’ work has been exhibited nationally and is part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, GWU’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Matthews is a full-time artist, teacher, & YouTuber (SARAHBEME). You can view her work at iamsarahmatthews.com.

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