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Dyeing with Yamato Indigo (BYOD -- Bring Your Own Dyeable)

  • Better Than Jam 20 Grattan Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Wants to try indigo dyeing but not sure where to start? Wants to give new lives to your old clothes? Or just looking for a fun activity to do with your hands?  

This is a perfect class.

In this workshop, we teache you basic shibori (tie-dye) and itajime (wood-clamping) pattern making, and how to dye in Yamato Indigo, natural-blend indigo dye from Japan. 

This is BYOD (Bring Your Own Dyeable) class. Bring up to 500g (1 lb) of cotton, linen or silk garments. Any additional weight will cost $0.15 per gram. No wool or synthetic can be dyed in this workshop. Used or pre-washed garments can be dyed better. In case you want to bring bran new items, we recommend to pre-wash and dry them before the class for better results (but not a must). For brand new canvas, please make sure to boil the canvas for 15 to 20 min, rinse and dry before the class. 

This workshop is recommended for all levels. No previous dyeing experience is necessary. All materials and tools are included in the class. 

uration: 2.5 to 3 hours

Location: 
Better Than Jam
20 Grattan St. (bet. Morgan & Bogard Sts). 
Brooklyn, NY
1 min walk from Morgan Ave. Stop on L-Train 

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