Shibori and Indigo Dyeing in Bali!

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another of our creative adventures at

the Soulful Escape to Bali in january 2014

will be shibori and indigo dyeing!

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one of my favourite shops in Ubud is a

very unassuming little textile shop which

turns into a veritable treasure cave once you look more closely.

over the last few years i have bought many of their

hand-spun, hand-woven, plant-dyed textiles

and have become very friendly with the lovely couple

from east java that own the shop – Erna and Nofel.

nofel has also taught me indigo dyeing.

here you can see him making up a dye bath for me…

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and i have been experimenting

with shibori – both on silk and cotton.

here you can see some of the stitching and binding

to prepare the fabrics for the dye bath…

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and here are some of the results…

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shibori is an ancient japanese art

of dyeing cloth with a pattern by

binding, stitching, twisting, folding, etc…

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and we are very fortunate to be able

to use a natural indigo dye

at the soulful escape to bali.

(nearly all indigo dye produced today is synthetic)

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we will lead you in exploring shibori techniques

and there will be silk and cotton fabrics available

at our 24/7  ‘art bar’ during the retreat.

towards the end of the week we will have an indigo dye bath ready

and you might even want to turn your indigo shibori fabrics

into a unique scarf or shawl to take home…

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to see more images of indigo

click on the image below to link to my pinterest board

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and to find out more about the

Soulful Escape to Bali in January 2014

click on the button below

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we still have a few spots left in the retreat.

if you need any more info please contact me at:

nipabese[at]hotmail.com

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4 thoughts on “Shibori and Indigo Dyeing in Bali!

    1. Hi Derlly,
      Sorry, I only just saw your message.
      The shop is called GEDOG and is located on the Ubud Main Road next to Cafe Kue. It’s not far from the post office.
      Please say hi from me to the owners, Nofel and Erna, if you visit.

    1. Hi Liya,
      I assume that you are asking about a workshop in Bali… No, sorry, no workshops in August. Our next *soulful escape* is in April 2018.

      But in case you are asking about essential oil classes – yes! Classes available every week in person or online

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