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Traveling Seamstress

Indigo and Shibori Workshop // Tie Dye Party

Indigo and Shibori Workshop // Tie Dye Party

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Join us for a two-hour class on the ancient art of tie-dyeing with indigo on beautiful Block Island. In this workshop, you will learn about the history and traditional methods of indigo dyeing and get hands-on experience creating your own unique designs on natural fibers.

This workshop is perfect for those interested in sustainable fashion and textile arts, as participants are encouraged to bring their own articles of clothing (1-2 items) made from natural materials such as cotton, linen, or hemp to dye. We will be using natural indigo dye, which is non-toxic and eco-friendly. Along with the items you bring, the workshop offers either a yard of linen fabric, cotton t-shirt, or bandana to create with.

You will learn various techniques for folding, twisting, and binding your fabric to create intricate patterns and designs. No prior experience is necessary and all dyeing materials will be provided. Please bring an open mind and a willingness to get a little messy!

At the end of the workshop, you'll walk away with your own unique, up-cycled, and one-of-a-kind item and the knowledge and skills to continue creating your own designs at home.

Student Requirements:

Minimum age: 13

Private afternoon and evening workshops available for groups of 4-12 people. 

Guest should be comfortable with getting messy. They should wear comfortable and darker-colored clothing. Dye will get on clothing and hands. Gloves and aprons are provided.

No experience needed. Workshop is intended for beginners. 

BYO-1 to 2 items to dye and recycle. Items must be made of 100% natural materials and light colored, ie. skirts, pants, socks, napkins, old tea towels, pillowcases, t-shirts and button downs. No duvets or sheets.

What’s included:

A 20-25 minute introduction and instruction to shibori resist techniques like pleating, folding, and stitching designs

Gloves and aprons

Rubber bands, string, and other resist tools


Care instructions (Laundry and shipping service for an extra fee)

3 items to dye (bandana, t-shirt, and additional item)

Location: The workshop takes place on Block Island centrally located in downtown at the shop Traveling Seamstress. The activity is outdoors and close to nearby beaches and nature preserves. About a 5-minute walk from the Block Island Ferry in Old Harbor. Two parking spaces are available behind the shop, entrance to the driveway is located on Corn Neck Road, between the pizza and surf shop. Our address is 442 Dodge Street, Block Island Rhode Island 02807

Refund and Cancelation Policy: Students have the option to cancel their workshop booking for a full refund up to 7 days prior to the event, or within 24 hours of booking, provided the booking was made more than 48 hours before the workshop's start time. If cancellation occurs within the 48-hour window preceding the workshop, students are eligible for a 50% refund of their deposit. No refunds are available within 24 hours of the workshop. Groups that are 30 minutes late will forfeit return of their payment. We cannot hold your spot or start late without prior notice of late arrival. Please note that our workshop venue is situated on an island and requires ferry transportation. Unforeseen weather conditions and ferry cancellations are beyond our control. However, we will make every effort to accommodate rescheduling in the event of a cancellation. Refunds resulting from weather and ferry cancellations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 


Adults 13+ $75 ea.

Groups of 8-12 people: 20% discount use BIGGROUP20 at checkout

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