shibori for family & home / natural dye workshops & events

Welcome to Yuzu & Rose. Based in Santa Cruz, California and rooted in the traditions of natural dyeing and usage of both modern and ancient techniques, we strive to bring colors from nature to the every day lives of those in our community. Yuzu & Rose focuses on offering a variety of natural dye workshops sharing techniques from traditional Japanese Shibori and indigo dyeing, creating and using natural dyes, and more. Workshops are scheduled throughout the Bay Area and we are available for private events. We also offer a range of retail items for families and homes that will bring joy in their thoughtful design as well as peace of mind in the gentleness of materials used. Thank you for stopping by, please take a look around!


In this complicated time we are still finding ways to be a space for creating, gathering, and sharing the healing art of working with color and nature. A very limited amount of cautious, in person workshops are available for private parties, but the bulk of our efforts have been in pivoting to the world of digital events. In partnership with Cabrillo College Extension, we have several courses open to anyone with an internet connection! Please find Yuzu & Rose in the Textile Arts section of the latest Cabrillo Extension catalog.  We have also curated a variety of Digital Workshops for corporate events with all-inclusive materials kits shipped directly to participants and zoom instruction for large, remote groups.

upcoming workshops

  • Gaby's Avocado Dye Workshop
    Sun, Jun 13
    Yuzu & Rose
    Jun 13, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Yuzu & Rose, 139 Pebble Beach Way, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
    This is a private event.
  • Creative Wellness with Botanical Mandalas
    Wed, Jun 16
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    Jun 16, 5:30 PM – Jun 17, 7:30 PM
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    This two day workshop will help students tap into their creative intuition through the healing art of mandala design. We will take time creating botanical mandalas and learn methods of preserving our art.
  • Advanced Shibori & Sashiko
    Sat, Jun 19
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    Jun 19, 10:00 AM – Jun 20, 12:00 PM
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    This intensive workshop will cover technique, method, and application of the traditional Japanese folk art Shibori indigo dyeing and Sashiko embroidery.
  • Natural Dyeing on Fabric
    Sun, Jul 11
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    Jul 11, 10:00 AM – Jul 25, 12:00 PM
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    Join me for a three part course on Natural Dyeing! We'll work with several natural dye extracts and learn about treating our fabric and manipulating natural colors.
  • Intro to Shibori (In Person)
    Sat, Jul 17
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Online via Cabrillo Extension
    Join me back on campus to experience the magic of Japanese Shibori Indigo dyeing, an ancient dyeing method. Learn to mix indigo dye, then experience the excitement and anticipation of the Japanese art of Itajime Shibori, which is a fabric folding and binding technique to create geometric patterns.