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Indigo Dyeing


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About the Workshop:

The focus of this workshop is on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye Vat is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations of creative surface design through the Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, in this ancient tie-dye technique, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string or rubber bands.

Participants are encouraged to bring 2-3 items made of natural cellulose fibers (e.g. cotton, linen, or rayon) to dye or upcycle. You will be provided with sample fabrics to experiment with.


What is DukeCreate?

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are held weeknights 6-8pm. DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts).

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff.Class size is limited. Participants should sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Where is the Arts Annex?

The Arts Annex is located at 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701.

Can I take a bus there?

Yes! The Arts Annex is located by East Campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.


Got another question we didn't answer here? Email us at dukecreate@duke.edu.

For updates on new workshops, visit to https://arts.duke.edu/workshops/ or follow @DukeCreate on Instagram!


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Status Open
Date Monday, November 15th, 2021
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location Arts Annex
Enrolled 25 of 25