August Indigo Dyeing for Beginners

by Hillfolk



Saturday, August 10th

1:00 — 4:00 PM

801 SE 8th Street, Suite 49 Bentonville, AR 72712

Max Students: 15

Join textile artist Olivia Clanton for an in-depth exploration in Indigo surface design techniques! Students will learn how to make and sustain a natural indigo vat and create six traditional Shibori patterns, an ancient Japanese resist dye technique. Olivia will walk students through several designs and examples of each before being set free to create designs of your own. After students complete their sample swatches, students will get two cotton bandanas or tea towels to experiment their favorite technique with. 

You may also bring one small item of your own to experiment with, which must be of a natural fiber, preferably cotton- no bigger than a blouse. Think about an item of clothing that is stained or lack luster! 

Dye aprons will be provided (unless you want to join the blue hands club). There may be some drips so be sure to wear something you wouldn’t mind getting some dye on. 

All class participants receive 15% off of any purchase made at Hillfolk on the day of the workshop.

For cancellations, or to switch a date, we require 72 hours notice before the start of your class in order to receive a refund or store credit. Please note that we cannot offer a refund OR store credit if you are within the 48 hour time frame. If you need to cancel a class or switch a date and the 48 hour deadline has not passed, please email us at to do so and we are happy to help.