Natural indigo dye & shibori experience

Bali, Indonesia

Experience hosted by Rumi

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese

What you'll do

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!!UPDATE!!
While this face-to-face experience is still limited (scheduled for once a week currently) due to COVID-19 situation, join me online https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1737188
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This is an introductory class to learn how to shibori (tie) and dye your fabric in the natural indigo.

You can either bring your own fabric (approximately t-shirt size in cotton, linen and rayon only) to dye or buy ready to dye material from me (please ask before coming). The used fabric is good (let's give a new look to old pre-loved piece!) but if you are bringing new fabric, please make sure you wash it well in hot water with mild detergent to remove any starch/production residuals before coming to the class.

After you tie fabric, you will repeat "dye and oxidize" process until you are happy with the depth of blue shade you get. This class will take 2 - 2.5hours.

Please see my instagram page @jalakbali_byrumi first to get some ideas on what you can create!

Other things to note.
If you you would like other dates other than scheduled on my calendar, please get in touch with me. I may be able to schedule alternative day : )
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!!UPDATE!!
While this face-to-face experience is still limited (scheduled for once a week currently) due to COVID-19 situation, join me online https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1737188
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This is an introductory class to learn how to shibori (tie) and dye your fabri…

What's included

  • Food
    healthy snack
  • Drinks
    water, tea/coffee
  • Equipment
    tools to tie fabric

Meet your Host, Rumi

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 54 Reviews
My name is Rumi living in Bali since 2011. I started to design for my own clothing/homeware label and then started to dye fabric in natural indigo as I fell in love with this colour from the plant and the way of making this dyestuff. I use locally sourced natural ingredients to make my indigo vat.

I teach how to shibori (tie) and dye fabric in my indigo dyestuff. This is a great way of giving new look to your old beloved pieces as well as making something new by hand dyeing. You will be upcycling, reusing and loving again your beloved pieces even more!
My name is Rumi living in Bali since 2011. I started to design for my own clothing/homeware label and then started to dye fabric in natural indigo as I fell in love with this colour from the plant and the way of making this dyestuff. I use locally sourced natural ingredients to make my indigo vat.

I teach how to shibori (tie) and dye fabric in my indigo dyestuff. This is a great way of giving new look to your old beloved pieces as well as making something new by hand dyeing. You will…
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From $49/ person

$49 per person
$49 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

Our rustic home/office is located in a quiet local village in the west coast of Bali. Our house is made from reclaimed wood, antique panels, shipping container and collection of beautiful second-hand materials. We collect rain water and use it to rinse dyed fabric.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Anggita
June 2021
You will definitely regret if you missed this course! I enjoyed every second of it and will definitely retake the course. Rumi speaks fluent english so you dont need to worry about anything. She teached us with full of heart, passion and patient ! I can't say thank u enough for the experience <3
Hedi
May 2021
Rumi’s experience was really fun and educational! Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning about the different natural dyes and how to take care of the fabric. Would really recommend this experience 🙏🏼❤️
Jenny
April 2021
Thank you sooo much for welcoming me into your beautiful creative space. Such a fun workshop and learnt a lot. Looking forward to come again! Absolutely book this experience :)
Lolita
December 2020
We had such a fantastic time indigo dyeing with Rumi! She really let us have full creative control and let us stay an extra two hours until everything was dyed to our satisfaction. The best first indigo dyeing experience a person could ask for.
Michiel
October 2020
What an inspiring place. There is so much more going on than tie-dying. It was a pleasure being there, look around and think about Do It Yourself dreams coming true. Rumi is not only showing how to tie and dye. She knows a lot about the processes needed for exracting the colour and colouring fabrics. We had a very good time!
Kim
March 2020
This indigo workshop offered a special surprise, being taught by a lovely and intelligent Japanese woman, committed to sustainable practices that show a care for the earth. I brought 2 T shirts and absolutely love what I've created with Rumi! I have some indigo dyeing experience and was seeking some special tips and guidance, which she gracefully provided. Very inspiring! The workshop was held in the open air, also quite lovely!

Choose from available dates

2 available

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

One t-shirt size fabric (cotton, linen, rayon only) otherwise fabric is available to purchase from me.
Apron (please come in your not-the-best clothing as you may get some stains)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.