Monday, November 8, 2010


Dear Friends and Fellow Textile Enthusiasts, 

Studio Naenna Exquisite & Eco-Textiles is hosting an exciting three day workshop this month from November 22nd-24th, Monday through Wednesday.

Join us to learn the fascinating process of indigo dye production from plant to paste! By harvesting organic indigo from the field next door, you’ll gain specialized knowledge of extracting the plants’ natural components to achieve the rich blue pigment used to color our luxurious hand woven scarves and shawls. Next, a full day and a half of dyeing and lessons in shibouri, the sophisticated resist-dye method of textile decoration! Renowned expert and artist Patricia Cheesman will share her skill and experience to help you create something gorgeous to bring home to wear or display.

At 2000 Baht/Person, this special and affordable three-day program will be an experience you soon won’t forget. Below is the complete schedule and appropriate attire. You must email us to book in advance: Groups are welcome.

Day 1 Nov 22
7.30 a.m. Meet at Studio Naenna. Cut and bundle indigo plants at the plantation.
10.00 a.m. Soak the indigo plant bundles.
10.30 a.m. Discussion and refreshments.
11.00 a.m. Statistics and theory of indigo growing
11.30 a.m End of first session.

Day 2 Nov 23
9. 00 a.m. Meet at Studio Naenna. Beat the indigo to make pigment.
10.00 a.m. Discussion and refreshments.
12.00 p.m. Lunch on the verandah. You may order in or bring your lunch with you.
1.00 pm. Choose fabrics for dyeing. You may bring 2 items of your own or choose from our stock of scarves, sarongs and t-shirts. All items must be 100% cotton, clean, white and washed clear of any chemicals or starch. Fabric length maximum is 2 meters and 40 inches wide.
1.30 p.m. Shibouri lesson and hands-on training. Dye pale indigo using the indigo vats at Studio Naenna. Sieving of indigo paste from morning indigo beating.
4.00 p.m. End of the first session.

Day 3 Nov 24
9.00 a.m. Meet at Studio Naenna. Collecting and weighing indigo paste. Training in shibouri and dyeing indigo continues for the medium indigo colours.
10.30 a.m. Refreshments
11.00 a.m. Training in shibouri and dyeing indigo continues for the darkest indigo colours.
12.00 p.m. Conclusion to the workshop

NET PRICE : 2,000 BAHT / Person This price includes : Coffee, tea, snacks and equipment for the workshop

Things to bring with you:
1. Long sleeved shirt and good shoes for harvesting as the plants irritate some people. Gloves will be provided.
2. Mosquito repellant
3. Sun cream and/or a hat