Make & Take: Indigo Tie and Dye

This event has already passed Location: Art Studio

Dive into our exhibition Moth to Cloth: Silk from Africa and create a vivid textile with the distinctive blue color of indigo dye and a traditional resist technique known as tie and dye. Popular in sub-Saharan Africa, this method of dyeing uses a variety of treatments to produce intricately patterned fabrics for garments or home décor.  

We are offering three time blocks for this program:

1:00–1:45 p.m.

2:00–2:45 p.m.

3:00–3:45 p.m.

Select a time block and reserve a table according to how many people are in your party. Each table can accommodate up to four people. Any party in excess of four will need to reserve more than one table. Only one person should register for your entire party. 

$5 per person


Due to the ongoing pandemic, please note that the DMA will continue to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols and policies in accordance with public health guidelines and/or government requirements. These may include changes to masking and social distancing requirements and capacity limitations. As protocols are subject to shift between now and your pre-arranged visit to the DMA, we understand that you may wish to change your plans. We will honor refund requests for this event if made at least 48 hours in advance. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. 


Image: Robe for a male dignitary (boubou riga or agbada), Nigeria, Hausa peoples, late 19th century, cotton and wild silk, Dallas Museum of Art, Textile Purchase Fund, 2008.47