Sari Natural Dye Workshop

Create a beautiful sari using natural dyes and bandhani tie techniques in this Oakland workshop.


Hamesha Project
Hamesha Project
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4 hours Class size 10 to 30     label $125
Learn traditional bandhani techniques to create your own hand-dyed Sari that will last a lifetime in this natural dyeing workshop in the Bay Area! Pallavi from Hamesha Project will kick off our workshop with different traditional tying techniques, called bandhani, to create unique designs on your sari.
Our saris were carefully imported from India and hand-made in small batches using fine mulmul cotton fabric. Each sari will be one-of-a-kind and you can wear your beautiful handmade creation with pride.
In this workshop, you will be able to choose from three different dye baths:
  • Marigold (using dried marigold flowers from our farm)
  • Hibiscus
  • Indigo
These three mediums produce stunning, and culturally relevant colors for your Sari. No prior dyeing experience is necessary for this workshop.
We encourage anyone interested in learning how to dye and wanting to practice these techniques on a larger scale (our saris are 5.5 meters long!) to join! We’ve made this a four-hour workshop so everyone can be as detailed on their sari as they like.
Light food and drinks will be provided, and we will have space and time to take breaks and wander around the greenhouse as well.
Add-on available for this class
  • Bandhani Natural Dye Take Home Kit ($49)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No skills required!
 
What you'll get
  • Naturally dyed 5.5meter Sari
  • Light food and drinks
What to bring
Plastic bags, water, lunch, and hat.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity or bachelorette party.

Location

Kula Nursery - 2205 Magnolia Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Sari Natural Dye Workshop location
More about this class

This class is new, and is covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

Your teacher
Hamesha Project
Hamesha Project

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Growing up as a queer first-gen South Asian American in the Chicagoland area, art was how I expressed myself and how I connected to my culture. During the pandemic, I started to investigate what was most important to me and really started to explore South Asian craft and all of its influences in the Western art/fashion world. This eventually led to me quitting my tech job, and from there I traveled to India and partnered with craft organizations to learn more about ancestral art forms. During this trip, I gained a true appreciation for the skill and labor required for traditional crafts. This trip inspired me to dive into the world of natural dye, and share my knowledge of South Asian craft and history.
Whether you're attending my in person workshops, buying one of my craft kits, or leading your own craft party... my guided experiences will leave you learning about another culture, exploring your personal connection to craft, and uncovering how interconnected the craft world really is.

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