PLEASE NOTE: The calendar only shows the first day of the 2-day workshop.
For four millennia the textile arts of Indonesia have articulated an intimate and harmonious relationship with the earth. Through the plant-sourced dyes and the symbolic potency of the colours created, the archipelago’s indigenous peoples have literally wrapped themselves in their stories of this relationship. Based on field research and studio practice since 1998, Threads of Life’s staff dyers are offering a 2-day workshop exploring the making, meaning and application of these colours through the practices of batik, yarn and swatch dyeing. The program is hosted at the Threads of Life Natural Dye Studio on the grounds of the Umajati Retreat in Ubud, Bali.
You can extend your experience by adding Studio Day Use to your booking.
Participation in this 2-day studio introduction, or a week-long studio workshop, is pre-requisite for Studio Day Use as a member. This ensures that all members understand the studio's standard practices for scouring, dyeing and finishing.
DAY 1 9:00-1:00 - Dye garden walk-through and dye plant introduction. - Introductory talk on Indonesia's natural dye practices. - Indigo paste making. - How to scour (prepare) fabric in preparation for dyeing. 1:00-2:00 - Free For Lunch (Lunch is not included but can be eaten at the studio) 2:00-5:00 - Indigo dyeing of fabric swatches to practice color gradation. - Introduction to Ceriops brown dye processes. - Ceriops dyeing of fabric swatches to practice color gradation.
DAY 2 9:00-1:00 - Introduction to dyeing grays and blacks with mud. - Introduction to yellow dyeing with jackwood. - How to finish (wash) fabric after dyeing. 1:00-2:00 - Free For Lunch (Lunch is not included but can be eaten at the studio) 2:00-5:00 - Hands-on practice guided by teacher. - Address questions specific to your practice in the studio.