NATURAL DYE WORKSHOPS

INDIGO TOUR : From Los Angeles to Vermont, May and June 2019

SUMMER SESSION : WORKSHOPS IN VERMONT, AUGUST 2019

Graham Keegan teaches natural dye courses from the storefront in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Subjects currently include Indigo: folded and clamped resist (Shibori), printed resist pattern making with stencils (Katazome), and block printing in a range of colors using Tannins.

If you would like to explore a natural dye subject and don't see a group course listed, can't find a date that will work or you would prefer to learn privately, you can request and schedule an individually designed course through the contact form.


Gift Card
from 25.00

For those of you hoping to purchase a workshop for a friend or family, I offer gift cards. These allow the recipient to select and schedule their own workshop or purchase any products available in the shop. There is no expiration date, though I do recommend booking classes as soon as possible as they do tend to sell out.

No Boil Black, Orange and Brown
150.00

Saturday, July 20 2019. 10:00 - 2:30

For years, I’ve found that the most annoying part of the natural dye process has been boiling my dyestuffs and immersing fabric in them while continuously agitating. Well NO MORE! At least with this particular color palate. We will be preparing the fabric and applying dyes directly to the cloth then fixing the colors in place with a single, room temperature rinse! This is one of the easiest and most accessible processes for novice and introductory dyers, but offers so many options for experienced pattern makers.

In this workshop we’ll work with three different pigments as well as a dye color modifier to create many different shades of print on fabric.

• Iron and Tannin Blacks

• Annatto Oranges

• Browns from Cutch

• Hand printed pigments with blocks

• Hand painted dyes with brushes

• All materials and supplies provided.

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INDIGO PRINT

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Indigo Print Rice Paste Resist
150.00

10:00 - 2:30 PM

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

• Limit 8 Attendees for this Class

• Sketch patterns and create stencils to print with a rice paste resist

• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat

• Learn the basics of a cold water Iron Indigo vat

• All dyestuff provided

• Two 22" x 22" Cotton Bandanas Provided

• Instruction will be given on cutting stencils and creating resist paste.

• Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please limit the number to 2 items. They should be both small and smooth surfaced (no towels, fuzz, etc), and should be able to fit in an area about 24" square (your dedicated work space). This process takes time and care so we may not have a chance to work on your items, but you will leave with a bevy of knowledge and resources to be able to continue on your own!

• Address and directions to workshop available here.

• To reserve multiple spots, click the button below, select the experience level of the dyer (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, btw just like to have a sense of who's bringing what to the table!), then click the button again. Then proceed to checkout.

• Your place will be reserved at time of payment

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Block Clamp Rainbow
200.00

Full day workshop 10:00AM to 4:30PM.

Pack a lunch and snacks, break from 12:00-1:00PM.

Limit 8 Attendees

Sunday July 14, 2019

• Learn Three forms of tessellation : Lattice, Triangle and Radial

• Layer multiple natural dyes to create multi-colored effects

• Learn the basics of fabric preparation and treatment after dye to give your designs the longest life possible

• Learn how to process plant materials, fresh and dried to create dye infusions

• Practice dyeing and shifting clamps to achieve tonal ranges

All fabric and supplies will be provided.

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Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop
100.00

 PLEASE VISIT THE TOUR PAGE FOR WORKSHOPS ACROSS THE U.S. FOR MAY AND JUNE, 2019

1:00 - 4:30 PM

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Classes Resume in Los Angeles in November 2019

Around the Second Saturday of each month : Select exact date below

• Limit 12 Attendees

• Learn the fundamentals of this historic pattern making process.

• Concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist

• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat

• Learn to create and maintain an indigo vat

• All dyestuff provided

• 2 Bandana or small scarf-sized pieces of fabric will be provided.

• Instruction will be given on a creating a variety of patterns.

• Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please limit to a single item, and please avoid bulky pieces (towels, linens, bedding etc.), as vat space and time are limited.  Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best.

• Address and directions to workshop available here.

• To reserve multiple spots, click the button below, select the experience level of the dyer (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, btw just like to have a sense of who's bringing what to the table!), then click the button again. Then proceed to checkout.

• Your place will be reserved at time of payment

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Private Intensive Natural Dye Workshop
600.00

A day-long private session with instruction on your choice of subject matter. Tailored one-on-one instruction on a specific natural dye subject, or bring up two friends or colleagues for a small group class.

Get in touch to discuss subject matter and reserve specific dates.

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Development Workshop
300.00

This is a highly focused, one-on-one development session for experienced dyers who have their own studio practice. Over a three hour block of time, we will work through all the problems of one single process. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to add the process or color to your repertoire.

This workshop is meant to empower you with the knowledge and information resources you need to take your pieces to the next level.

Instruction is entirely tailored toward developing sustainable, efficient methods for producing your natural dyed products.

Potential Subjects include :

• Exploration of a single dyestuff you're seeking experienced guidance about.

• Practical problem solving of processes and materials.

• Screen Printing, Block Printing, Stencil Printing, etc and using technology to speed some of the most labor-intensive steps of traditional hand-printing.

Get in touch to discuss subject matter and reserve specific dates.

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