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Introduction to Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Techniques

  • Alquimie Studio 2701 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA, 70117 United States (map)

Andrew Hoogvliets is an artist and dyer with over 2 decades of experience. He will be hosting and teaching Intro to Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Techniques at Alquimie Studio.

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning to use natural indigo dye, no artistic or dyeing experience is required. Come ready to experiment and express your creativity! Lunch provided during the event.

You will learn:

  • Participants will receive instructions on creating their own DIY indigo vats, and how to do hands-on dyeing.

  • How to discharge (remove) indigo dye.

  • Shibori techniques including folding and crunch (also known as arashi).

What you need:

  • Practice fabrics will be provided, as well as a scarf for your final product.

  • Please bring a pair of dish washing gloves to prevent staining your hands and wrists.Wear comfortable clothes that may become stained, or an apron to wear over your clothing.

  • Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own garments and textiles to dye. Natural fibers including cotton, linen, or rayon are suggested. Some examples of items to bring are t-shirts , silk blouses, jeans, cotton dresses, or linen pants, pillow cases, tea towels, tote bags, etc. are all great for shibori! White or unbleached items allow patterns and indigo color to show up best, but other light colors or lightly patterned items can also look great with added indigo color or shibori patterning.


  • tickets for the event are $118.00

  • RSVP to - you will receive a link to order tickets for the event.