Aizome Indigo Dye Workshop


Nichola Ogiwara・荻原にこら



Date & Time

Fee & Registration

The easiest way to register and get on the waitlist is on Eventbrite
If you wish to register by phone, please leave a call back message at 604.777.7000 ext.109

Program Description

Experience the magic of indigo.

This workshop is suited for beginners.

We will provide guidance and a variety of supplies for tying fabrics. You are also welcome to bring in a piece tied ready for dyeing. A t-shirt, scarf, or a tote bag are good choices. You may dye maximum two items. Types of fabric you can dye are cotton, silk, hemp, ramic, rayon, and linen. Scouring (deep cleaning) your fabrics in advance helps even and good penetration of the dye. Cotton especially needs scouring because it contains waxes and oils.

Please bring rubber gloves and fabric you would like to dye. Or purchase a shawl - more info below. You may find it useful to bring your own good scissors too.

The size of your items cannot be too big. The dye vat is only 5 liters . Please contact the coordinator if you would like to consult in advance. [email protected]


We are able to offer this workshop with social distancing.

Please review our new guidelines about visiting the Nikkei Centre on our website here.


The following information is specific to the workshop.

- The workshop is limited to 3 participants per class.

- The facilitator will be wearing a non-medical mask, and practicing frequent hand washing while preparing workshop supplies.

- If you wish to cancel your booking, please let us know as soon as possible so we can allow people on the waiting list to join.

- If you need to cancel due to health reasons on the day - we will still offer a refund. Please do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptoms. More workshops will be offered soon.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Blank shawls available

Blank shawls are available for purchase, for $20 payable in cash, to the instructor on the day.
Best to reserve in advance in case we sell out earlier in the day. Please make a reservation by email to [email protected]

About the shawl from Maiwa's website

This buttery cotton mull has a beautiful hand and is a pleasure to dye. At Maiwa, we love these shawls for all our organic indigo and natural dyes. The generous size means you have a substantial shawl, scarf, wrap or sarong.  It has a clean finish with a rolled hem.

Size is approx. 117cm x 210cm (46” x 82”).