Past Workshop: INDIGO with Graham Keegan

Saturday May 6, 2017 at Casa Joshua Tree, 11am -5 pm


Join us for a beautiful day of Indigo dyeing and Shibori with artist Graham Keegan on Saturday May 6, 2017. It will be a relaxing and fun environment to learn in and make new friends along the way. This workshop is for everyone, and no experience is necessary.

• Learn about indigo from seed (you'll be provided with a packet to take home), to dye extraction to vat making and dyeing.

• Learn to create and maintain your own indigo vat at home!

• Instruction will be given on a creating a variety of patterns with a concentration on folded, tied and clamped shibori.

• a 60" x 60" piece of rayon and a cotton tote bag will be provided to each attendee to experiment with.

• Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please limit to 2 items. Avoid bulky pieces (towels, linens, bedding etc.), as vat space and time are limited.  Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best.

As a workshop participant, you will receive:

  • a 60" x 60" rayon scarf and a cotton tote bag to dye
  • personalized instruction with artist Graham Keegan in a small class setting
  • indigo seed packet to take home and grow your own!
  • a delicious home-cooked lunch
  • light snacks and beverages
  • evening happy hour
  • a few surprises!

Workshop Participants are responsible for their own transportation and hotel/ airbnb accomodations. Once  registered, I will send you detailed information and directions, with my suggestions for traveling to Joshua Tree and places to stay.

Cancellation policy: tuition is non-refundable. If you can find a replacement student to take your spot, we can work it out on a case by case basis. 

Workshop is open to participants 21 years of age and older.

Graham Keegan is a textile designer who works exclusively with organic colors from plants he grows, forages and processes. Working by hand, Graham illustrates, cuts stencils, carves wood blocks or intricately folds fabrics to create each pattern. From his winter studio in Los Angeles and summer studio in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Graham hosts workshops where he teaches modern methods for these ancient techniques.