PM – Arrival at Umajati Retreat for residential guests | Arrival in Ubud for non-residential guests | 5.30PM Shuttle to workshop for non-residential guests | 6PM Group introductions, workshop overview, group dinner at Umajati | 8.30PM Shuttle to Ubud for non-residential guests
Monday to Friday Logistics
AM – Breakfast for residential guests | Shuttle to workshop for non-residential guests | 10AM Workshop program
PM – Lunch served at Umajati Retreat | Workshop Program | 5PM Shuttle to Ubud for non-residential guests | Residential guests free for dinner in at Umajati Retreat or in Ubud.
Monday Workshop Program
AM – Introduction to natural dyes and workshop program | Indigo dye vat preparation
PM – Dyeing for colour gradation with indigo and tannins
Tuesday Workshop Program
AM – Introduction to batik and batik sample making using canting (wax pen) and brush work | Dyeing samples with indigo and tannin
PM – Continued batik sample making adding cap (stamp) work | Dyeing samples with indigo and tannin | Wax removal
Wednesday Workshop Program
AM – Personal natural dye batik project
PM – Personal natural dye batik project
Thursday Workshop Program
AM – Morinda red dye process demonstration | Yarn dyeing
PM – Pressure-resist patterning methods demonstration | Personal pressure-resist patterning scarf project
Friday Workshop Program
AM – Personal pressure-resist patterning scarf project (continued)
PM – Finishing (washing) of the week’s work | Review of workshop results | Workshop closing | Group dinner
AM – Breakfast for residential guests | Check-out and departure.
The workshop is hosted by Threads of Life founder, William Ingram, and will be led by Threads of Life’s dye studio staff Komang Sujata, Wayan Sukadana and Made Maduarta, who together bring 35 years of experience to the teaching of this workshop. Focusing on traditions that have degraded and are being recovered, they document local dye recipes and processes in the field, and test them in the studio before taking suggested refinements back to the communities. In the dye garden, they establish cultivation and harvesting methods to address plant resource scarcity being faced by traditional dyers. In the studio, they fulfil commercial orders and lead half-day up to weeklong workshops, both for indigenous weavers and international students. Their approach to natural dyeing seeks plant-sourced dyes by plant-sourced processes and avoids synthetic additives or mordants.
Natural Dye Studio
The workshop will be held at the Threads of Life natural dye studio and the Bebali Foundation dye plant garden on the grounds of Umajati Retreat. The studio is used for research, teaching and production dyeing. Studio dyers research traditional dye recipes by performing controlled variations of traditional dye recipes from across the archipelago to understand the functions of different plants on the dye processes and to address problems partner communities may be having with their dye colours. Studio teachers work both with indigenous dyers in the field, and offer half-day and weeklong workshops to the public at the studio. Production dyeing is also performed for our commercial customers to create markets for natural dyes sourced from our partner communities. The dye garden is both a collection of over a hundred dye plant species and a source of plant material for the studio experimental work.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
INCLUDED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Workshop program, lunches and dinners, and scheduled local transportation, as stated on the “Workshop” tab of the event’s webpage; arrival and departure airport transfers.
INCLUDED FOR RESIDENTIAL PARTICIPANTS:
Twin-share accommodations as stated on the “Workshop” tab of the event’s webpage, breakfasts.
Note: twin share rooms may be made up with a king size bed for couples; single room supplements available on request; shared accommodations for a participant’s partner available on request.
INCLUDED FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL PARTICIPANTS:
Morning and afternoon shuttle transfers between accommodations in central Ubud and the workshop venue are included in the workshop. The shuttle route will be along Raya Ubud Road, Hanoman Road, Monkey Forest Road, and Suweta Road and participants will be notified before the workshop what time and where their morning pick-up will be.
All prices are listed in United States dollars.
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
Payment may be made by credit card via a secure automatic link from the booking website to the credit card processing site of Maybank Indonesia.As banks in Indonesia only process transactions in Indonesian rupiah, the United States dollar value of the workshop will be automatically converted to Indonesian rupiah at the prevailing rate before the payment is processed.
PAYMENT BY PAYPAL
Payment may be made via PayPal by credit card or debit card without a PayPal account, or from you PayPal account balance. Payment via PayPal will be charged in US dollars.
PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER
Payment can also be made directly:
- Complete the registration process and chose Bank transfer as your payment method.
- We will then put your place on hold so that it does not get rebooked.
- You will receive an email with the bank transfer instructions. Please then make the bank transfer, ensuring all bank fees are paid by you.
- When we receive payment, we will confirm your place in the workshop.
The bank transfer information is as follows:
Account name: PT Ersania
Account number: 2-195-091015
Bank Name: Maybank Indonesia
SWIFT code: IBBK IDJA
Branch Address: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Travel insurance is required for all participants. Travel insurance should, at minimum, provide coverage against trip cancellation, personal accident, personal liability, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation. (An emergency air medical evacuation to Singapore can cost upwards of USD 30,000.) Medical care facilities in Indonesia are significantly different from the West and medical evacuation is extremely expensive.
In the event that an eruption of Mount Agung on Bali disrupts travel to or from Bali for the workshop, or makes hosting of the workshop impractical or unsafe, the organizers will cancel the workshop. Under such circumstances, participants will claim refunds for the workshop fees from their travel insurance. If a participant’s travel insurance has an exclusion on claims caused by the eruption of Mount Agung, Threads of Life will make a full refund of workshop fees upon receipt of a copy of the certificate of insurance including this exclusion; however, in such circumstances the organizers cannot be responsible for any participants’ airfares or non-resident participants’ accommodations.
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION BY ORGANIZERS
If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers, there will be a 100% refund of participants’ workshop payments within 28 days of the cancellation; however, we cannot be responsible for refunds of participants’ airfares or non-residential accommodation costs.
We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to “force majeure”. Circumstances amounting to “force majeure” include any event which Threads of Life and workshop leader(s) could not even with all due care, foresee or forestall such as (by way of example and not by way of limitation) acts of God, terrorist activities, insurrection, explosion, flood, tempest, forceful wind, fire or accident, war or threat of war declared or undeclared, sabotage, civil disturbance, labor strikes, requisition, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, and unforeseen circumstances.
SPECIFIC TERMS & CONDITIONS
Threads of Life offers two kinds of workshop: those taught by our in-house team of dyers and researchers, and those taught by outside teachers. There are therefore two variations of the participant cancellation clause, based on the workshop is led by a Threads of Life in-house teacher or an overseas teacher.
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY AN IN-HOUSE TEACHER
PARTICIPANT CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY AN IN-HOUSE TEACHER
Cancellation requests must be made by email to email@example.com. The date of cancellation is the date on which the written cancellation is received in Bali. No refund will be made for failure to attend or if you voluntarily leave the workshop for any reason after it has begun. No refunds will be given for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not used during the workshop. Cancellation may be made at any time and refunds will be reversed directly to your credit card with the following conditions:
- A 100% refund will be made within 7 days of booking to allow participants to arrange air tickets and time off from work.
- From 8 days after booking, and if there are still more than 121 days until the workshop, a 90% refund will be made for cancellation.
- From 120 days before the workshop up to 61 days before the workshop, a 50% refund will be made.
- Within 60 days of the workshop, no refund will be made.
GROUP SIZE, AIRFARES, AND WORKSHOP CONFIRMATION FOR A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY AN IN-HOUSE TEACHER
Maximum and minimum group size are as stated the “Workshop” tab of the event’s webpage. If participation fails to meet the minimum group size the workshop will continue, but the workshop contents may be modified. You will be notified of any such changes by email.
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY AN OUTSIDE TEACHER
PARTICIPANT CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY AN OUTSIDE TEACHER
An outside teacher’s travel and organizational costs for a workshop are significant and in order to maintain a small group that offers personalized teaching we have a strict cancellation policy. Payment is therefore non-refundable except under the following conditions:
- If a cancelled participant’s place is resold and the workshop achieves its maximum group capacity (see Group Size, Airfares, and Workshop Confirmation), a full refund will be made;
- If a cancelling participant finds a new participant to replace them, their payment may be transferred to the new participant;
- All refunds will be processed within 28 days of the start of the workshop. Refunds will be reversed directly to your credit card.
Cancellation requests must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No refund will be made for failure to attend or if you voluntarily leave the workshop for any reason after it has begun. No refunds will be given for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not used during the workshop.
GROUP SIZE, AIRFARES, AND WORKSHOP CONFIRMATION FOR A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY AN OUTSIDE TEACHER
Maximum and minimum group size are as stated the “Workshop” tab of the event’s webpage. If participation fails to meet the minimum group size the workshop may have to be cancelled. We therefore recommend participants wait to buy their tickets to Bali, and if they are non-residential participants to pay for their accommodations, until we confirm by email that the minimum participation has been achieved.
This workshop will be held at the Threads of Life natural dye studio and the Bebali Foundation dye plant garden, both of which are on the grounds of the Umajati Retreat where residential participants will be accommodated. Surrounded by tranquil rice fields, Umajati Retreat’s two elegantly converted 100-year-old Javanese wooden homes offer king size or twin bed accommodations with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or fans.
Each house is hosted by a full time staff, including cooks that specialize in healthy and vegetarian food. Umajati is a lush garden property with a shared swimming pool that offers easy access by complimentary shuttle to Ubud’s many restaurants, spas, and cultural opportunities.