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Intro to Shibori Indigo Dyeing


This workshop makes learning how to create beautiful patterns with indigo fun & easy! Learn the amazing Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori— a method of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create patterns when indigo dye is applied.



Shibori Indigo Dyeing

Join Lydia of Brass Button Events in this hands-on class where you’ll learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns & designs. You’ll use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques demonstrated in class to create your beautiful indigo pieces. 

No experience is necessary, just come ready to learn and get your hands dirty— or blue! You’ll walk out with a new empowering skill, three dyed tea towels, and your choice of either a tote bag or pillow case.



Price: $90
$65 + $25 Materials

Level: Absolute Beginner
No prior experience necessary whatsoever.


  • How to make a simple & strong dye bath using natural indigo

  • Shibori resist techniques to create unique patterns with indigo or any other dye

  • Various Shibori resist techniques from areas in Japan

  • Overview of dyeable fabrics

  • Overview of tools & materials needed for the dyeing process




Materials Provided

  • 3  100% cotton high quality four sack tea towels (Dimensions: 28" x 28")

  • Choice of tote bag or pillow case

Optional Materials

  • Feel free to bring 1 article made of 100% natural fibers to add to dye bath (Please do not bring sheets, duvet covers, and yardage exceeding 1/2 yard)

  • Additional tea towels & napkins will be available during class for purchase ($5/each)

Meet The Teacher

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Lydia Rhyne

An avid DIYer and life-long learner, Lydia's never been able to stick to just one craft. Garment sewing, leather working, upholstery and photography were just a few of the creative stops on her never ending quest to #makeallthethings. She's always excited for new opportunities to encourage creativity and inspire others to make something unique & beautiful with their hands.
Q&A with Lydia —>

Lydia runs Brass Button Events, a DIY event & team building company. Lydia is our events coordinator, teaches our garment sewing classes & DIY workshops, and works in our collaborative sewing studio making leather goods.


The workshop I took from Lydia was great!! I still can't believe I was able to make what I did. Thanks to Lydia and her great directions, guidance and patience. Thank you, thank you!!

What To Expect

Klum House Workshop

The Hub Building
3808 N Williams Ave. #132
Portland, Oregon 97203

We are located inside the Hub Building hallway corridor (we do not have a sidewalk storefront). Enter through the Hub building door on N Williams with the Klum House sign above it. Walk down the hall & take a left. You'll see the Klum House sign hanging above our door.

*Please note: We have street parking, so please arrive a few minutes early to allow ample time to park.

Questions? Send us a note!


Review our cancellation & rebook policy:

  • We require at least 7 days notice prior to the start of class to cancel for a full refund.

  • We require at least 48 hours notice prior to the start of class to rebook for a later class.

  • Full payment for class is due at time of sign up in order to secure your spot in class.

  • No shows forfeit any refund or rebook.

  • If Klum House cancels a class that you registered for, you are entitled to either a cash refund or a rebook to a later class.

  • If you transfer your registration to another class with a higher price, you are subject to pay the difference.