Indigo Dye Workshop


Naomi Yamamoto of Flight Path Designs


Date & Time

Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:00-8:30 pm

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 2:00-4:30pm

Fee & Registration

$55 + tax & fees

Members receive a 20% discount

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Come and learn about the magic of indigo dyeing while dyeing your own fabric.

Step into the mesmerizing world of indigo dyeing with local textile artist, Naomi Yamamoto of Flight Path Designs.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll explore the captivating process of Japanese indigo resist dyeing methods, utilizing tools like blocks, clamps, string, and clothes pegs to create intricate patterns on fabric.

We'll supply small fabric pieces for creating samples. We kindly ask participants to bring their own pre-washed cotton, silk, linen, or hemp materials for dyeing. This presents an excellent opportunity to reimagine and upcycle items with the beautiful blue of Indigo. To ensure sufficient space in the dye vat for everyone, please do not bring large and bulky items. Prepare to gain a foundational understanding of the dyeing process and craft exquisite hand-dyed pieces to cherish.

Under Naomi’s guidance, anticipate an event brimming with alchemy, experimentation, and joyful creativity.

Materials to Bring

Pre-washed cotton, silk, linen, or hemp materials for dyeing. Ensure all items undergo pre-washing with a gentle detergent to remove any chemicals that may interfere with the dyeing process. Dress in workshop-ready attire, and if available, bring an apron to protect your clothing.

Blank dye-able items such as cotton shawls, silk scarves, and bamboo socks are available for pre-purchase. Please inquire with the instructor at [email protected] before the workshop.

Other details

The workshop will be held outside in the Nikkei Garden. Depending on the weather, the event may be rescheduled.

About the Instructor

Naomi Yamamoto of Flight Path Designs

Naomi Yamamoto earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction from the Fibre Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design. As the founder of Flight Path Designs, she specializes in designing graphic leather goods and textiles. Inspired by the intersection of history and design, Naomi infuses her creations with a unique blend of tradition and innovation. Her upbringing, steeped in exposure to Japanese craft traditions, continues to shape her artistic vision. With years of experience leading dyeing workshops for groups and corporate teams, Naomi is dedicated to sharing her expertise. She is excited to collaborate with the Nikkei Centre, offering her knowledge and passion for Indigo dyeing to the community.