Join Block Shop founders Hopie and Lily Stockman for a full day of hand block printing and indigo dyeing at Flat Top, their cabin and offsite studio outside Joshua Tree, California.
Using traditional techniques learned from master printers in Bagru, Rajasthan, Hopie and Lily will teach you how to print with wooden blocks and dye your textiles in an indigo vat over an outdoor fire. You'll create your own works of wearable art, with the spectacular Mojave Desert landscape as your backdrop, followed by an out-of-this-world vegetarian lunch made just for us by La Copine.
SCHEDULE Thursday, April 25th (optional; for those already in town) 5pm – 6:30pm:Bonfire. Join us for sunset margaritas around the bonfire while we prep the coals for our dye vat.
Friday, April 26th 9am – 2pm: Workshop. Block printing and dyeing workshop. Learn how to hand block print with wooden blocks on two square scarves (one silk and one cotton). After printing, you'll learn the basics of indigo dyeing in an organic indigo vat over the coals of the bonfire. We will provide plenty of morning coffee and delish vegetarian lunch from beloved farm-to-table restaurant La Copine.
LOCATION Flat Top Yucca Valley, CA (exact address & details will be emailed to enrolled workshoppers)
DETAILS All printing and dyeing materials are provided; all you need to bring is a sun hat and book a place to stay. We'll send you a follow-up email with recommendations and helpful info when you sign up, but in the meantime please see our Joshua Tree recs here (places tend to book up fast). Can't wait to see you in the desert!