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Indigo Dyeing Weekend Intensive $350-$450

  • Camp Adagio 26510 David Avenue Rockaway Beach, OR, 97136 United States (map)

The time honored tradition of Indigo dyeing dates back over 5,000 years. It has a richness of color and history that surpasses most any other dye, and crosses into many cultures and continents. Indigo has its roots in India, Africa and South America, and has a well-known use in traditional Shibori textiles of Asia. Even the original American flag was made from Indigo textiles.

Join us at Camp Adagio in Nedonna Beach for a weekend retreat into the depths of Indigo dyeing and all of it’s wonders. This fascinating and rejuvenating process will be explored through traditional techniques and organic, intuitive making. We will cover the basics of vat creation/ fermentation using the easy 1-2-3 vat method of Michel Garcia. We will delve into Shibori methods -  including stitch resist, tied resist, binding, clamping, and pole wrapping. Each of us will bring home a silk scarf, table runner and napkins, as well as 2-3 of your own personal items, all finished with learned Indigo techniques.

Nedonna Beach is a quiet and lovely beach-scape, strewn with driftwood and dotted with ever-changing driftwood forts, lovely to explore or get cozy in with a snack, project, or a glass of wine. We have a full weekend planned with instructional sessions, communal camping, home - cooked food, sharing of knowledge and experience, and conversation around the fire. This is a wonderful opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate away from the fray, get in touch with your inner creative force, and get your hands blue.

Space is limited to provide for individual instruction, sign up today to secure your spot!

Prices include locally-sourced meals (except Saturday lunch, which students will provide) and libations, lodging, and materials for projects.


What’s included:

  • Everything you need to Indigo Dye: The raw materials for vat starting, gloves, blocks, clamps, thread, poles, etc.
  • 1 linen tablerunner, 4 linen napkins, and 1 silk scarf for dyeing.

  • 15 hours of Indigo dyeing instruction plus a booklet full of resources to take home and get you started on your own Indigo dyeing journey.

  • 2 nights lodging/camping and 2 full days of relaxation, creative exploration and skill building at Camp Adagio.

  • 4 home-cooked and locally-sourced meals.



$350 camping

$400 Shared room/ bunk bed

$425 Shared room/ queen bed

$450 private room - 1 available

Camping: There is a lot adjacent to the house for tent camping. Please provide your own camping equipment, make sure you will be comfortable. You will have access to the house-  which has one bathroom -  24 hours/day. We ask that you respectfully limit showering. One private room is available, with a queen bed. There is a big communal sleeping room upstairs with one queen bed and four bunk beds.

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