26 & 27 Jan 2019, Sat & Sun
1000-1300 hrs OR 1500-1800 hrs
Conducted by :
Gwen Chan | Soma Folk
Gwen’s story began with a single visit to Japan to experience living in the countryside.
That was when she stumbled upon indigo. More than a beautiful color, the natural transformation from plant to dye, greens to blues, fascinated her.
She then spent two and a half years in Tokushima, Japan, practicing the craft of indigo dyeing and farming.
She honed her skills as a member of Buaisou, a collective of farmer-craftsmen who farms indigo and creates works through traditional techniques, from seed to dye.
Gwen's passion lies deeply in understanding and working with Nature - cultivating indigo, harnessing dyes to crafting products.
As such, she recently co-founded Soma Folk, a platform where she is able to share various folk crafts, including her own work with all.
Her dream is to live a sustainable life in the countryside where she can nurture the best of Nature and continue to share it’s gifts and stories with everyone.
The Refinery Workspace, 115 King George's Avenue #03-02
Equipments for dyeing will be provided. All materials are natural and made in Japan.While aprons are provided, participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes which they do not mind getting indigo stains on.
As the indigo vat is a living organism, class size is limited to 6 pax per session.Cancellation Clause :