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Create with a pro tie-dye artist

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 61 reviews.Asheville, United States

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Experience hosted by Jessica

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

As soon as you enter the studio space, you will be surrounded by colorful examples of the things that you can tie-dye. Think amazing t-shirts, crazy socks, cool bags, sophisticated summer dresses... if it's dyeable, we can show you how! In our hour together, you'll explore dozens of ways to fold, twist, cinch, and bind fabric while learning traditional direct-application tie-dye (with squeeze bottles), and beyond. We will discuss ice dyeing, shibori, reverse dyeing, and how to combine these methods for gorgeous— not campy— results. You and your family will receive easy to understand information about the chemistry behind the dyes, strategies for how to replicate a dye studio for cheap at home, and the best ways to get the results you want!

Please note: The nature of tie-dye is that your freshly dyed shirt needs to sit for 24 hours before you wash it out. We provide professional washing instructions. If you would prefer not to wash your own shirt, we do have a wash/dry service for five dollars per item.
As soon as you enter the studio space, you will be surrounded by colorful examples of the things that you can tie-dye. Think amazing t-shirts, crazy socks, cool bags, sophisticated summer dresses... if it's dyeable, we can show you how! In our hour together, you'll explore dozens of ways to fold, twist, cinch, and bind fabric while learning traditional direct-application tie-dye (with squeeze bottles), and beyond. We will discuss ice dyeing, shib…

Jessica's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Equipment
    We provide gloves, smocks, professional dyes, rubber bands, etc. Do you nee...
From G$7,535
/ person
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Meet your host, Jessica

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I am so proud to have lived in this growing city of Asheville since 2004! Inspired by the rich history of craft in our mountain region, I earned my Masters degree in Crafts Education in 2009. I've been leading hands-on arts programming at schools, summer camps, and workshops in the area for almost 18 years now! In 2016, I opened a batik & tie-dye studio in Asheville to help spread the love of what I've learned. My patience, kindness, and love for teaching guide my students and clients to success, and I'm well-known for creating an upbeat, colorful, and in-depth learning environment.
I am so proud to have lived in this growing city of Asheville since 2004! Inspired by the rich history of craft in our mountain region, I earned my Masters degree in Crafts Education in 2009. I've been leading hands-on arts programming at schools, summer camps, and workshops in the area for almost 18 years now! In 2016, I opened a batik & tie-dye studio in Asheville to help spread the love of what I've learned. My patience, kindness, and love for teaching guide my students and clients to success…
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Where you'll be

Welcome to a really creative place-- the WAXON Studio storefront! Located at 726 Haywood Road in the heart of West Asheville, right across from Instant Karma and next to Sparky's Toys.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 61 reviews.

Joel
March 2020
I booked this experience for me and my daughter. We had a great time and learned a lot about tie dye! So cool to walk away with an awesome T-shirt and a fun experience! Thank you so much!!
Alyse
March 2020
This was a great experience with my son. He's 13 and wants to go back to Asheville already to do it again. My boyfriend did not join us on this vacation and says this is a must when we visit again so he can make a cool shirt lol. We did this at the beginning of the Coronavirus thing before everything went into lockdown mode and Jess helped us all feel calmer. She's a great soul and I definitely recommen.
This was a great experience with my son. He's 13 and wants to go back to Asheville already to do it again. My boyfriend did not join us on this vacation and says this is a must whe…
Whitni
February 2020
We have done “at home tye dye” and this was so much more than that! Being in a place where you know they love what they do made it that much better. We learned actual knowledge of it and it made a great difference. I love how my work turned out! Also Sam was an amazing teacher!!! We will be back FOR SURE
We have done “at home tye dye” and this was so much more than that! Being in a place where you know they love what they do made it that much better. We learned actual knowledge of…
Taylor
February 2020
Our dyeing experience was great! Jessica was very knowledgeable and helpful. She was patient and offered thoughtful suggestions while still allowing us to express and create as we saw fit. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for something fun, yet simple (meaning no fuss) to do in an amazing town!
Our dyeing experience was great! Jessica was very knowledgeable and helpful. She was patient and offered thoughtful suggestions while still allowing us to express and create as we…
Stacie
February 2020
Hope was our host for the experience and she was amazing! We were able to tie dye 4 shirts and had lots of options of clothing to chose from. They turned out great and we loved getting into our creative side while visiting west Asheville. Creativity does not always come easy for me but I loved making this project.
Hope was our host for the experience and she was amazing! We were able to tie dye 4 shirts and had lots of options of clothing to chose from. They turned out great and we loved get…
Sennea
January 2020
This was a blast. I was itching to craft, looking for things to do in the area, happened upon this studio and loved what they were offering. I've never tie-dyed before and was excited that they offered all kinds of styles to choose from that they could teach you. My instructor, Sam, was super nice and patient with me, even when I had to ask her to repeat something she had already gone over. Then, because I'm traveling and didn't have access to a washer and dryer, I loved that they offer to wash and dry your finished product for you. When you create a tie-dye product you can't see how it came out until 24 hours later so I was stoked when I went to pick them up. With the guidance of my instructor, these bad boys came out looking so professional and awesome! They definitely won't be one of those DIY projects that end up getting tossed in the back of the closet to die of loneliness. If I lived in the area I would keep going back to learn more. Was so much fun!!
This was a blast. I was itching to craft, looking for things to do in the area, happened upon this studio and loved what they were offering. I've never tie-dyed before and was exci…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Please bring a cotton shirt to dye, or use one of ours for $5!
While children are certainly welcome, we can't accommodate crawlers and toddlers because it is a working artists' space.

What to bring

Is there something specific that you'd like to dye? I encourage up cycling old clothing from the back of the closet, or going thrift-store shopping to find clothes destined for the landfill. We have t-shirts available for $5!