February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom webconferencing
$30 Center Members, $35 General Public
Jennifer Hamamoto, Director of Programs
(415) 567-5505
Shibori Indigo Tie-Dyeing Virtual Workshop
Instructor: Catherine Ruhl
Saturday, February 6, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
$30 Center Members, $35 General Public
Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon registration
Learn Shibori and tie dye folding techniques, and about mixing up a vat of pre reduced indigo







Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori or indigo tie-dye.  In this virtual workshop, students will follow along on Zoom from home as we learn techniques for tying, folding, and dipping your fabric.  Then students will learn how to prepare a vat of indigo dye.

Due to social distancing this workshop will be a virtual workshop.  We recommend setting it up in a place where you can get a little messy (due to the nature of indigo dye).  If you can’t go outdoors you can put paper or plastic down to protect the floor.  If you can’t set up and just want to watch the demo, that is ok.  Each student will get a downloadable pdf with instructions after the class.

Supplies List

Please gather and prepare the following supplies in advance of the workshop:

– a couple of 100% cotton pieces to dye.  (ie t-shirt, pillowcase, tea towels, apron, quilting fabric)

– Bucket that can get stained

– Something to stir with

– Scissors

– Gloves

– Plastic or paper to put on the ground

– Iron

– Rubber Bands and String

– Zoom account

Indigo Kit (please allow for delivery time if you want to participate):

We recommend you order your indigo dye kit for the workshop by January 25 to ensure you’ll receive it in time to participate on the day of the virtual workshop. You can order either of these dye kits recommended by the instructor:

(if you have a different brand of indigo kit that’s fine)

Please click here to download the flyer.

All skill levels are welcome. Multiple pieces can be dyed in the vat and you may consider sharing supplies with friends. Please contact us at programsevents@jcccnc.org for questions! This workshop should be very fun!


About Instructor Catherine Ruhl

Catherine Ruhl fell in love with the art of Shibori while studying textiles in art school.  She was inspired to begin her practice after her first trip to Japan and she dove in. She has a studio in Brooklyn for sewing and dyeing. She sells her items at West Elm, Pottery Barn, and the Brooklyn Flea.

Catherine’s website, OnyxMatter.com

Catherine’s Instagram for lots of shibori inspiration: @onyxmatter

Facebook page: @onyxmatterbrooklyn