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Craft workshop – Indigo dyeing workshop – nearly full

December 19, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


as of 16 Dec 1 space available

Even though this is very close to Christmas and many people may be getting ready to leave Hanoi for the Xmas holidays,  we plan to hold this workshop for those who have some spare time on Saturday 19 Dec.

Duong Thi 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 have a sustainable livelihood 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

We run this workshop 2-3 times a year, where we learn how the indigo plant is grown, about the dye extraction and how Indigo needs nurturing just like a child…   we see the vats of indigo, design ideas and we make/dye our own small square indigo tie-dye sample with the help of the Indigo store’s deaf/disabled staff.  Thanh goes into more detail on the workshops she runs for FVH than her general public workshops  (and a special discounted price for FVH)

250,000 vnd pp (adults) / 100,000 (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 wokshop)

Duration: 9.30am-11.30am

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

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December 19, 2020
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Stella Ciorra
01662 979 605