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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Natural Dye and Shibori Experience

South Kuta, IndonesiaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Rumi

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Hello from tropical island Bali!
This is an introductory experience to know about plant based natural dye and shibori (the way to create resist pattern).

We will use what we can easily find or already have at home to dye fabric.
Remember, we can always find something useful and precious near us : )

I will guide you on how to prepare fabric with soy milk before dyeing, how to make motif and dye your fabric with strong black tea!
(I have tried dyeing with fresh turmeric, avocado pits & skin and onion skin! Let's talk about what else we can use to dye fabric!)

I will message to those who sign up this Experience on how to pretreat fabric with soy milk (for better binding) before joining the class. This process can take up to 24 hours so I recommend you to sign up 2 days before the online Experience to give you enough time to prepare your fabric with soy milk. This process is important as it will give better result.

The whole process will be;
Pretreat fabric (18-24 hrs)
Shibori with me (1.5hrs online)
Dyeing (soaking) fabric in the black tea (12-24hrs)

I hope this online Experience will bring a joy of up-cycling what we already have and becomes a place to celebrate our diversity by sharing our knowledge, thought and ideas!

You can also see my other natural dye project on my instagram @jalakbali_byrumi and face-to-face Experience https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/339383
Hello from tropical island Bali!
This is an introductory experience to know about plant based natural dye and shibori (the way to create resist pattern).

We will use what we can easily find or already have at home to dye fabric.
Remember, we can always find something useful and precious near us : )

I will guide you on how to prepare fabric with soy milk before dyeing, how to make motif and dye your fabric with s…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Rumi can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $196.

What to bring

  • 5 pieces of used/pre-washed cotton fabric to learn 5 basic shibori techniques (such as napkins, t-shirt, small cotton bag etc. Let's use what you've already got!)
  • strong black tea (10-15 tea bags to make 1-2L of strong tea)
  • a pot (1-2L size) and stove to make tea (and to simmer and reheat later)
  • rubber bands or cotton strings (good quality ones which won't break in hot tea)
  • 2-3cm width plastic tape, ribbon etc (which is longer than the width of your fabric)
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Thu, Mar 4
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
$20 per person
$20 per person
Sat, Mar 6
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
$20 per person
$20 per person
Thu, Mar 11
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Rumi

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 34 Reviews
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Over the past few years, I have welcomed many people to my workshop in Bali and Japan and shared joy of naturally dyeing fabric (mainly indigo colour) to appreciate and give a new look to what we already have.
(my AIRBNB EXPERIENCE https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/339383).

Working with plant based colour has been a mindful practice and the way to connect with nature for me. I became more conscious about living sustainably for me to be able to continue the journey of fabric dyeing with nature.

Now I am bringing my tips to you with this online experience!
Over the past few years, I have welcomed many people to my workshop in Bali and Japan and shared joy of naturally dyeing fabric (mainly indigo colour) to appreciate and give a new look to what we already have.
(my AIRBNB EXPERIENCE https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/339383).

Working with plant based colour has been a mindful practice and the way to connect with nature for me. I became more conscious about living sustainably for me to be able to continue the journey of fabric d…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Rachel
January 2021
Rumi's experience was a delight! It was a really soothing creative experience. She explained clearly how to achieve different patterns and shared great info about how to create dyes from food scraps! A wonderful expereince.
Mari
January 2021
Delightful way to spend an evening with friends. We learned some really fun techniques and the instructions were super easy to follow. V
Rebecca
January 2021
Loved the chance to be creative and do something unique with items that you mostly have at home already. Instructions were clear and easy to follow.
Erica
January 2021
Rumi is kind and a wonderful teacher. The time passed quickly and I learned so much about different Shibori techniques. I highly recommend!
Khushbu
January 2021
This was a very special experience for me, my mother, and my grandmother. We learned some great techniques for dying our fabrics. Rumi is very informed about natural dyes from food and she patiently answered all of our questions. Looking forward to seeing our finished projects tomorrow. Highly recommend this experience. Tons of information that will be useful in the future. Thank you Rumi!
This was a very special experience for me, my mother, and my grandmother. We learned some great techniques for dying our fabrics. Rumi is very informed about natural dyes from food…
Takeshi
January 2021
Fun and easy to follow! You can use mostly what you already have at home to dye fabric. This is a great way to connect with friends and family even though we are away from each other.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.