Indigo Workshop with Sukumo Vat / 26 & 27 Jan

$115.00 SGD
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Date :
26 & 27 Jan 2019, Sat & Sun

Time :
1000-1300 hrs  OR 1500-1800 hrs 

Duration :
180 mins

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.

Location :
The Refinery Workspace, 115 King George's Avenue #03-02

Description :

It is a 3-hour workshop specializing in Japan indigo from Tokushima. We will be sharing about the full process of indigo farming from seeds to making a sukumo indigo vat.
After which, you will have a hands-on experience dyeing with indigo and also explore different techniques to create your unique, desired pattern.
You are able to bring home one indigo-dyed furoshiki (Japanese wrapped cloth – 50 x 50cm) or tenugui (Japanese hand towel – 35 x 90cm).

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.
Hands will be stained as a result of the dye. As the dye is natural, it will be washed away in a couple of days. If you do not want to dye with your bare hands, you are free to use the gloves provided.

As the indigo vat is a living organism, class size is limited to 6 pax per session.

Cancellation Clause :

The General Co reserves the right to cancel or postpone the workshop in the event that the minimum sign-up rate is not met. Full refunds will be issued to participants in the event of a cancellation.
A refund of 50% of the workshop fee will be issued for all the cancellations made in writing and received less than 7 days prior to the workshop date.
No refunds or credits will be issued for No Shows on the day of the workshop.