Natural Dye Batik Class
Natural Dye Batik Class
Natural Dye Batik Class
Natural Dye Batik Class
Natural Dye Batik Class
Natural Dye Batik Class

Natural Dye Batik Class

Regular price$45.00

This half-day class is held in a working natural dye studio and offers a hands-on experience of batik making and indigo dyeing, as well as a unique insight into the botany, dye processes and practices of Indonesia.


Monday-Friday, starts from 9.30 to 13.00

Age Limit

This class is not appropriate for children under 10 years old.

Class Location

Threads of Life Dye Studio at Umajati Retreat, Petulu, Ubud
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Free Shuttle

Pick up at 9:00 AM at the Ubud Palace crossroads
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We provide snacks and beverages, you can book your lunch for an additional $6.
Contact us on Whatsapp or Email for shuttle & lunch arrangements.

Class Details

09.00 – 09.15

Participants meet at Ubud Palace from where you will be driven 4 kilometres to the workshop location at the Threads of Life Dye Studio and Dye Plant Botanical Garden in Petulu, Ubud.

09.30 – 12.30

The class starts with an introduction to Threads of Life and the work of the natural dye studio, with a guided walk around the dye plant garden and an introduction to the traditional natural dyes of Indonesia. After instruction in how to batik, you will create the first part of your personal batik design on a 50×50 cm piece of cotton. You will then apply indigo dye to your personal batik and, while you are waiting for the cloth to dry, there will be a demonstration of making indigo dye with leaves harvested from the garden. There will then be time to apply another layer of batik wax to your design before a second round of indigo dyeing generates two-shades of blue on your final piece.
12.30 – 13.00

Threads of Life Staff assists in the removal of the wax from your batik cloth.
13.15 – 13.30

After the class you will be driven from Petulu back to the Ubud Palace.

The Teachers

This class is led by staff from our dye studio. Dye Studio staff draw on their knowledge of Indonesia’s textile traditions and Threads of Life’s field work to guide the class’s visits to the dye studio and dye plant botanical garden, and to introduce the traditional natural dyes of Indonesia. They bring their batik experience and skill with indigo to the class’s dye work. Since 2000, our dye team has worked across the archipelago with natural dyers who are still making traditional textiles using ancestral recipes. These recipes must adapt as landscapes are changed and plant supplies alter, and would be lost without our work with communities to develop the sustainable cultivation and harvesting of dye plants.

Cancellation and Refunds

There is a 100% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before the start of class.

There is a 50% refund for cancellations less than 7 days before the start of class.

There is NO REFUND for no show.

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