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Nature’s dye job

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Aubrey

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Forage local vegetation to use as a natural textile dye

Discover how foraged materials can create beautiful textiles. We'll search the neighborhood for plants with dyeing capabilities, then head to my home studio. I'll share the ancient art of shibori (Japanese indigo dyeing) as we drink mimosas. We'll use a steaming pot to turn our foraged finds into permanent stains on silk. You'll leave with two pieces, plus the skills to continue creating.

What's included

  • Food
    Light snacks
  • Drinks
    Mimosas and water
  • Equipment
    I'll provide linen, silk, and all dyeing ingredients
From $149
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Aubrey

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 11 Reviews
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I'm the brains behind Nova Goods, a shop that sells hand-dyed clothing and textiles. I spend my days hiking the canyons of LA and foraging for native plants to dye fabric. I can make extraordinary items with just a swatch of silk and leftover onion skins.
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Where you'll be

We'll walk the historic Larchmont Village in Hollywood and create gorgeous textiles at Nova Goods, my intimate home studio. My bungalow was built in the 1920s for writers working at the nearby Paramount Pictures studios.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Anne
September 2017
Aubrey's Day of dying was so much fun. It was great to do such a hands on experience and learn the ins and outs of the techniques. We left with some gorgeous pieces of fabric which just added to the experience. Aubrey welcomed us into her house and made us feel totally at home. I would definitely do it again! :)
Aubrey's Day of dying was so much fun. It was great to do such a hands on experience and learn the ins and outs of the techniques. We left with some gorgeous pieces of fabric which…
Isabelle
September 2017
What a wonderful workshop Aubrey gave us !!! I loved all about it, the walk & practices.... Aubrey is such a complete artist and expert in her techniques. We had lovely discussions and she lead us through different creations. I love her approach with intention and symbols.. I cannot wait to experience natural dyes in south of France back home. Merci dear Aubrey ! You inspiring me a lot !
What a wonderful workshop Aubrey gave us !!! I loved all about it, the walk & practices.... Aubrey is such a complete artist and expert in her techniques. We had lovely discussi…
Morgan
September 2017
I had an extra day in LA after coming out for work. I wanted to do something unique and fun, and Aubrey's workshop fit the bill. She was welcoming, warm, and life changing :) so glad I shared this experience with her!
Leo
August 2017
Wir hatten einen tollen Tag mit Aubrey. Sie ist eine Expertin, wenn es ums Färben mit natürlichen Färbestoffen geht und hat sich für uns viel Zeit genommen, all ihr Wissen geteilt und auch an Tipps nicht gespart. Nach einem kurzen Kennenlernen in ihrem wunderschönen Häuschen, zogen wir durch ihre Nachbarschaft, um geeignete Materialien für den Workshop zu suchen. Danach gabs eine Einführung und schon bald konnten wir mit dem Indigo loslegen, wurden dabei stets von Aubrey unterstützt, so dass die Resultate unglaublich gut wurden. Zwischen den einzelnen Färbegängen probierten wir das Färben mit den gefundenen Pflanzen und Blumen aus, auch diese Art zu Färben hat die wunderschönen Farben der Natur zum Vorschein gebracht und die zwei Seidentücher lassen sich durchaus sehen. Alles in allem eine super Erfahrung, viele netten Gespräche mit Aubrey und zudem ein neues Hobby. Vielen herzlichen Dank!
Wir hatten einen tollen Tag mit Aubrey. Sie ist eine Expertin, wenn es ums Färben mit natürlichen Färbestoffen geht und hat sich für uns viel Zeit genommen, all ihr Wissen geteilt…
Nazanin
July 2017
Aubry is such an amazing teacher. Her home studio is beautiful, full of light and love. She also has the cutest dog which was a total bonus. She had a whole day planned for us walking around the neighborhood, great snacks, made the instructions easy to follow, we all got one-on-one attention and the process was absolutely delightful. Final results for our shiboris were gorgeous and she made sure that we all got exactly what we wanted to do and even more. Also, our group was so great, we all got along and really enjoyed each other's company. Overall, this was one the most excellent experiences that I've had taking a workshop. Thank you Aubry for hosting!
Aubry is such an amazing teacher. Her home studio is beautiful, full of light and love. She also has the cutest dog which was a total bonus. She had a whole day planned for us walk…
Ximena
July 2017
Aubrey is not only a talented and a great instructor, but she's also super fun and an excellent host. We had the best Sunday in her charming home studio and the pieces we created were so great! She had everything prepared for us... mimosas and all! We loved it! Thanks Aubrey
Aubrey is not only a talented and a great instructor, but she's also super fun and an excellent host. We had the best Sunday in her charming home studio and the pieces we created w…

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

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don't mind getting stained or dirty.

What to bring

clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty/stained