Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop
“Blue is darkness weakened by light,” Felix recalls, when asked why he loves indigo dyeing. After two years of practising the traditional craft at Watanabe’s, the aspiring practitioner is ready to share it with the world.
We’re bringing this workshop experience to you during this time of restricted travel. To understand Natural Japanese Indigo and what’s next for us. To understand the concept behind the making of the colour indigo and how we can introduce it into our daily lives and try to integrate into a more sustainable way of living.
Intro Session to Furoshiki (Indigo) Dyeing (1 session)
- Introduction to Natural Japanese Indigo
- Educational Tour on Indigo plant and fermentation process
- Sharing of different dyeing techniques
- Preparation work
- Dyeing of Furoshiki (Size: 680 x 680mm) – (Furoshiki: traditional Japanese wrapping cloth)
All tools, materials are provided and no prior knowledge is necessary.
This workshop requires 5 participants to commence.
Image credit: @goodriddance_sg
Workshop is conducted by :
Felix Nai | Good Riddance
Meet Felix. Ex-aspiring fashion designer, ex-steward, ex-military officer and now, indigo dye practitioner extraordinaire. It’s been two years of honing his skills with Watanabe’s, an indigo dye haven in Tokushima Prefecture (Japan), and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. In fact, his next step is to spread the wonders of the dye, and to foster the importance of the environment and sustainability. Discover the naturally rich blue of indigo dyes as Felix guides you through his indigo dye workshop with Ground-Up Initiative.