In this hour long course, you will Indigo dye your own Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Engineer Cap. You will become acquainted with some traditional indigo dying techniques that you can utilize to customize your cap. One of these is pattern dyeing (Itajime) and is one of the oldest fabric pattern producing techniques in Japan. You will also receive a BUAISOU bandana to take home. Enrollment is limited to ensure everyone receives personal attention. No prerequisite skills are required.
Materials include a Knickerbocker Mfg. Co. Engineer Cap in light fabric; a SUKUMO vat; wood clamps for itajime (dying technique); and a complimentary BUAISOU. bandana. All materials provided and included in pricing.
UAISOU was founded in 2012 by two Japanese indigo farmers and dyers, Kenta Watanabe and Kakuo Kaji. Tokushima, Japan, where the company was founded, is renowned for its indigo leaf farming, and for its tradition of composting the indigo leaves into SUKUMO. Using an traditional technique of fermenting SUKUMO in ash lye, calcium hydroxide, and wheat bran, BUAISOU creates this so-called "hell vat". The garments dyed in this 100% natural vat turn into deep and luminous "Japan Blue," and they can immediately be washed with other white garments without staining other garments.
Having Yuki Ken and Yuya Miura on board, BUASOU is now a team of four artisans who are preserving the tradition of Japanese indigo, and strives to bring new vitality to "Japan Blue," through our artistic and functional creations.
BUAISOU Brooklyn was founded in Bushwick, Brooklyn in May 2014 and holds workshops with the SUKUMO vat, created with ingredients shipped from Tokushima. The workshop will be taught by one of BUAISOU's founders and master dyer, Kenta Watanabe, who will be visiting from Tokushima.
One month notice is required for full refund or credit; less than one month is 50% refund or credit. Less than one week there will be no refund. Once class has begun there are no make up sessions. Make up work and instruction for missed workshops is at the discretion of the teacher. Requests for any refund must be done via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.