Weekend Fun – Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Lookout and WonderlandBeautiful indigo curtains by Niki Livingston

I participated in an awesome workshop over the weekend, led by Bari Ziperstein and Niki Livingston, which taught the basics of Indigo dying and traditional Shibori techniques. I learned so much in just a few hours, and left the class with a simple tea towel that I dyed using a simple resist (using just chopsticks and rubber bands!)

indigo folding

Prepping the fabrics for dyeing using traditional Shibori folding techniques.


Dipping the fabric into the vat of indigo dye.


Letting the indigo oxidize (it goes from brilliant green to blue as the dye touches the air).

morning indigo class


Our finished tea towels. Zac’s turned out so much more complex than mine, I was a little jealous!

I hope to do classes like this more often – there are so many different traditional textile methods that I want to learn. If you live in LA, I would highly recommend taking an indigo class with Niki, she was a great teacher!

About Erin Dollar

Owner, maker, and designer behind Cotton & Flax. Since 2010, she has been creating modern screenprinted home goods, as well as fine art prints on paper, from her home studio in Los Angeles, California.
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