Slow North

Saturday, October 16th - DIY Shibori Indigo Tote Workshop

$ 60

Join us for an afternoon Shibori Indigo Workshop at Slow North's shop featuring local artist Abril Robbins of Freewheelin' Goods. Abril will teach you about the Shibori binding and folding technique as well as the indigo dyeing process. Then, with her guidance, you'll design and dye your own organic cotton tote bag. Bring a piece of cotton fabric from home and (if time permits) you'll get to dye it using the Shibori method, too.

Claim your place today! We are limiting class capacity to 8 attendees and masks will be required.

We strongly recommend dressing to get a little messy. Please wear clothing you don't mind embellishing with some accidental indigo!


Abril is a passionate multi-media artist based in Austin, TX whose goal is to brighten your day with one-of-a-kind pieces. She's the artist behind Freewheelin' Goods, where you can find a mix of ceramics, prints and indigo dyed goods. She fell in love with indigo dyeing four years ago when she discovered the meditative process and the beautiful color. Using her hands to create is her happy place. When she isn't dipping her hands in dye, you can find her playing with clay. Learn more at and find her on Instagram at @freewheelingoods.

Included in this Workshop:

  • Materials: one organic cotton tote bag, natural indigo dye, and all necessary materials for the Shibori method
  • 1.5 hours of hands-on instruction from a local artist
  • Your own Shibori indigo-dyed tote bag and cotton fabric from home (if time permits)
  • Instructions on how to set up an indigo vat at home
  • Beverages

Workshop details:

  • Saturday, October 16th
  • Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Masks required
  • 10% off Slow North store (valid day of the workshop only)
  • All workshop sales final

Workshops are hosted in Slow North's beautiful north-central shop located at 2700 W. Anderson Ln., Suite 410 (between Epoch Coffee and Madam Mam's) in Austin. Free parking is available in the lot out front.

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