The Sweet Blue: A 4-day indigo workshop in Bali with Aboubakar Fofana and Threads of Life

aboubakar-fofana13 to 16 March 2017

Space limited to 10 participants

A master dyer from Mali, Aboubakar Fofana focuses during this 4-day workshop on the use of powdered indigo and setting up a fructose vat using entirely non-synthetic and environmentally (and skin!) friendly techniques. The workshop explains the setting up and caring for a fructose vat, and the choice and preparation of the textiles to be dyed. Participants will experience the difference between powdered and fresh indigo during a day spent preparing indigo direct from the Threads of Life dye garden with the studio’s resident dyers. A fermented indigo vat that Aboubakar will have been preparing over the previous two weeks will also be available.
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Tribawana: The Inner Journey and Outer Practice of Batik


“Creativity is the source of knowledge”
– Agus Ismoyo

A 5-day natural dye batik workshop.
30 January to 03 February 2017

Space limited to 12 participants

Awaken your creative potential through Java’s ancient Three Worlds Creative Process with tradition keepers Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam at the Threads of Life natural dye studio and botanical garden in Umajati Retreat, Ubud, Bali.
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Eskayel and Threads of Life in Vogue

Incredibly honored to be part of a collaboration with Eskayel to create a new indigo ikat collection, which has now been featured in Vogue magazine! To browse the whole collection, head to the Eskayel shop. To read the Vogue article, click here. 

To craft these beautiful textiles, she partnered with Threads of Life, a fair-trade organization that works to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. It was a slow process, but the end results are striking. The new collection includes large floor pillows, bedding sets, and specially made frames to hang and display the swaths of indigo ikat fabrics. For a Brooklyn-based design studio, the beauty of Bali never felt so close.