Step into
the world of natural dyes with us

It took us years, travels to Thailand and Rajasthan, and hundreds of trial and errors to get to the deep shades we proudly share with you today. And now, we want to spearhead a communal sharing of our ancient yet new techniques of creating natural dyes and dyeing with them.

Through hands-on workshops, field walks and unstructured conversations – we are sharing the lessons we have learnt along the way with new organic dyeing enthusiasts. 

3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue
3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue
3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue
3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue
3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue
3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue

3 day Extracting, Vat Making and Dyeing Residency with Tarai Blue

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Extracting indigo is hard. The soaking, fermenting and vat-making that precede the deep shades of blue are so complex and time-consuming that dyeing could aptly be revered as a fine art – a heavily guarded secret that not everyone is ready to divulge to a rookie. 


It took us years, travels to Thailand and Rajasthan, and hundreds of trials and errors to get to the deep blues we proudly share with you today. Through this experience built around hands-on activities, guided field walks and unstructured conversations – we are sharing the lessons we have learnt along the way with new indigo enthusiasts.


You will be working alongside our Founder, Kiran Sandhu as well as the other members behind Tarai Blue. Shankar Mandal and Rajendra Bisht will take you through the indigo extraction, vat-making and dyeing techniques. In addition, the local women will help you harvest the indigo and oxygenate it.


Through this 3 day residency – we will be exploring the tumultuous history of indigo, the techniques we pioneered to sustainably grow indigo, different types of vats and multiple dyeing techniques.


To retain the intimacy of indigo bonds and to avoid disrupting our harvesting processes, we will be capping the workshop at 6 individuals.


Book your slots now!

When?

25th to 27th October 2022

Where?

The residency will be happening at the Tarai Blue Farms and Studio in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand. We will be arranging pickups from Rudrapur Railway Station and Pantanagar Airport at 10 am on 25th October and drop offs to the same points on 27th October evening.

What does the workshop price include?  

This cost includes:

  • Pickup and drop off from and to Rudrapur Station or Pantnagar airport (at the time specified in the itinerary above)
  • 2 nights stay at Sonia Hotel
  • Breakfasts at Sonia Hotel
  • Lunches at Kiran Sandhu’s house
  • Dyeing materials
  • Residency souvenirs