Indigo Dye Party

Come and learn about the illustrious and enticing Indigo with Claire Fredrick from “Wax and Wane” in the beautiful Oaxacan campo. You’ll learn about the history, chemistry, and artistic uses of Indigofera tinctoria while also learning simple Japanese shibori techniques to make beautiful marks on fabric. This class will give you all the necessary information so that you can go home and begin your own indigo vat and natural dye artistic practice.

Fabric will be provided. Participants may bring one small item of your choice to dye in the vat after using the provided fabric.

We will provide water, traditional Oaxacan food made by Doña Juana on-site, and “agua de sabor” to round out your experience in the open-air campo of Oaxaca.

Claire Fredrick

Claire Fredrick is a textile artist and educator originally from Chicago and currently living in Oaxaca. She co-founded Wax & Wane Fiber, a natural dye textile company turned online natural dye project and travel diary. She loves surface design and finding new ways to create pattern on textiles.  When she isn’t teaching classes she can be found making clothes in her studio.

Experience Details

What: Indigo Dye Party

An introductory lesson and hands-on instruction in Indigo dyeing techniques. Water, traditional Oaxacan food made on-site by Doña Juana, and “agua de sabor” included.

Where: San Yatareni

*Upon reserving your spot, we will send you directions on how to get to this experience.  You can also request transportation for up to 4 people in an air-conditioned vehicle leaving from/ returning to Tlayudona in Jalatlaco or your centro location.  Transportation costs $400 MXN for up to 4 people.

Cost: 960 MXN per person

Minimum amount of participants required to schedule this experience: 2

*Reserve two or more spots for a discounted rate of 910 MXN per person. Children over the age of 10 are welcome.

Do you have smaller children who’d like to participate? We can arrange a Family Dye Party for you at an affordable rate so that your entire group can participate in this indigo experience. Just contact us using the form below.

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