September 4: Rice Resist and Indigo Dyeing

September 4: Rice Resist and Indigo Dyeing

In case you haven't noticed, we love indigo at AOOA, and! we are so excited to share this love!


Our dear friends Chinatsu Nagamune and Andrew Vlock of Codo Experiment, will cover the basics of the Japanese stencil and rice resist technique called Katazome. Come learn how to create your own textile stencil and some of the many options for applying your designs to clothing and fabric. Attendees will also get to try their hand at creating their own customized indigo bandanas and be able to dye an article of clothing from home!


Instructor Bio

Chinatsu Nagamune and Andrew Vlock make up codo, a small ceramics and textiles business based in Leverett, MA. They focus on quality materials and trying to create objects for everyday life that get better with time. Check out their beautiful work on their website


    • Class starts at 10 AM and goes till 12 Noon, followed by a 1 hour lunch break (farm stand will be open for lunch/snacks), class resumes 1PM-3PM.

    • Class length is 4 hrs + 1 hour break

    • Class is limited to 10 people

    • Appropriate for all ages

    • Workshop is fully outdoors, please dress appropriately

    • We ask that a chaperone accompany any children to ensure children's safety on the farm and for a wonderful learning experience for all.


    • Stuff happens so if you can't make it let us know 24 hours before and we will happily reschedule!

    • Everything you need to make and dye your bandana, including the bandana

    • An apron or clothing you would be comfortable getting dirty or stained
    • If you want but not necessary an item t-shirt size or smaller made of natural fiber (cotton, linen, hemp, silk etc.) cleaned without harsh chemical detergent (cannot be terrycloth/towel material)

    • 1 indigo dyed organic cotton bandana

    • Your own original dyeing stencil for future use

    • 1 additional piece of clothing or fabric that you’ve dyed yourself