Meet Felix. Ex-aspiring fashion designer, ex-steward, ex-military officer and now, indigo dye practitioner extraordinaire. It's been two years of honing his skills with Watanabe’s, an indigo dye haven in Tokushima Prefecture (Japan), and he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon. In fact, his next step is to spread the wonders of the dye, and to foster the importance of the environment and sustainability. Discover the naturally rich blue of indigo dyes as Felix guides you through his indigo dye workshop with The General Co.
Location : The Refinery Workspace (115 King George's Ave #03-02)
"Blue is darkness weakened by light," Felix recalls, when asked why he loves indigo dyeing. After two years of practising the traditional craft at Watanabe’s, the aspiring practitioner is ready to share it with the world.
We’re bringing this workshop experience to you during this time of restricted travel. To understand Natural Japanese Indigo and what’s next for us. To understand the concept behind the making of the colour indigo and how we can introduce it into our daily lives and try to integrate into a more sustainable way of living.
Sequence of Events
Introduction to Natural Japanese Indigo
Sharing of different dyeing techniques
Dyeing of Furoshiki (Size: 680 x 680mm)
Serving of tea and sweets
All tools, materials are provided and no prior knowledge is necessary.
To reduce social interaction between strangers during the session, workshop slots would be sold by date and time slots with a minimum of 3 pax to start.
3 pax : furoshiki and 1 mask each at $300/group
4 pax : furoshiki and 1 mask each at $328/group
5 pax : furoshiki only at $300/group
5 pax : furoshiki and 1 mask each at $388/group
Masks Designed by Sugitoyama.jp Indigo dye vat by Watanabes_japan Unisex mask, free size Mask Material: KINOF Tenugui fabric (blend of Cedarwood fibers, linen and cotton) Lining: KINOF Double layer gauze fabric (blend of Cedarwood fibers, linen and cotton) Rope: 100% Cotton
Dates and time slots available, 1 group per session:
13 Dec, Sunday
16 Dec, Wednesday
3 Jan, Sunday
6 Jan, Wednesday
8 Jan, Friday
9 Jan, Saturday
Please indicate your preferred date and time in the Notes field at check out and we'll get back to you again on its availability!
Aprons will be provided for the workshop. Participants are recommended to come in an attire which they do not mind having accidental stains. Stained blue hands are proof that the vat is natural and safe to touch with our own bare hands. They wash off in a couple of days but nails may remain stained for a longer period of time. Participants may opt to dye with gloves (provided) on.
Please Read! In order to ensure that our premises comply with the government's recommendations for safe reopening, we are keeping it at a maximum of 5 pax for each session and all studio users must comply with the following:
Check in and out using the SafeEntry check-in system posted at the studio entrance.
Compulsory temperature check upon entry.
Wear masks at all times.
We ask that you refrain from attending this upcoming workshop session if;
You have travelled in the last 14 days.
You are feeling unwell.
You have had a fever of 37.5ºC or higher.
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.
Cancellation for your slot for this workshop due to any COVID-19 related reasons would only be allowed full refund at our own discretion on a case-by-case basis.
No refunds or credits will be issued for No Shows on the day of the workshop.