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Craft workshop – Indigo dyeing workshop

December 9, 2023 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


This is one of FVH’s regular craft workshops we try to run 3-4 times a year. Dương thị Thanh and her team at the Indigo Store preserve and restore the traditional culture of the Black Tay ethnic minority in Sapa, supporting 120 producers across 7 different ethnic minorities in the production of organic plants, handmade textiles and employ disabled/deaf staff helping them with sustainable livelihoods etc.

Indigo is a deep rich violet-blue colour named after the indigo dye extracted from leaves of the Indigofera tincoria plant which grows in tropical climates. It is probably the most famous of all natural dyes made by crushing the plant leaves and fermenting them in water.

This is a great workshop for those particularly interested in:

  • Production of dyes particularly indigo dyes
  • Textiles and design and in particular how they relate to the Tay culture
  • Ethnic minority cultures in general

Learn  about how the indigo plant is grown, how the dye is extracted and how indigo needs to be looked after just like a child.  We make/dye our own small square indigo tie-dye sample with the help of the Indigo store’s deaf/disabled staff.

250,000 vnd pp (adults) / 150,000 (students & under 15s) (includes talk, material and dye to make our sample, and donation to the ethnic minorities in Sapa to help keep alive this craft)

Venue: The Indigo Store, 33A Van Mieu street, opposite the Temple of Literature

Max: 10 people (min 4 people to make it worthwhile holding the workshop)

Duration: 9.30am-11.00am

The are 2 ways to make the tie-dye sample. By stitching or using elastic bands.  Elastic bands is quicker and simpler.

you may want to bring an apron in case you get splashed with indigo.

Please RSVP to stella  – stella@fvheritage.org

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December 9, 2023
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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