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Indigo dyeing & shibori courses

Make unique and stunning designs with shibori dyeing techniques. Learn how to do indigo dyeing with talented creative tutors and find shibori workshops near you. Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique which uses binding, folding, twisting, stitching and compressing cloth, to beautiful and varied effect.

£68
Cumbria - Next course on 13th June 2019
Shibori is the wonderful Japanese art of indigo resist dyeing. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of Shibori inspired folding, binding, clamping and stitching techniques. Dipped in indigo, you will create your own stunning patterns on fabric that you can use to make your own unique summer cushion covers. The dye process is simple yet exciting and you’ll be amazed at the range of patterns that are unfolded and revealed. Experiment with...
£70
East Sussex
This workshop is taught by Lisa Reddings, Textile Designer, BA (Hons) Woven and Printed. With 20 years experience working in the fashion industry. Lisa now has a textile design business focused on hand-dyed and hand-crafted textiles. This workshop will be focused on making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing with indigo. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting and tying fabric to create a resist once the fabric enters...
£55
Carmarthenshire
Learn how to dye with the ancient plant WOAD. First we will make dye vats using woad leaves and woad extract and then use them to create plain and patterned fabrics and yarn. You can try various tie dye shibori techniques and will have the opportunity to make your own unique silk scarf. Woad seeds will be available. This workshop takes place in the Education Room at the Wool Museum which is by the entrance...
£55
Hertfordshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
This workshop is taught by Lisa Reddings, Textile Designer, BA (Hons) Woven and Printed. With 20 years experience working in the fashion industry. Lisa now has a textile design business focused on hand-dyed and hand-crafted textiles. This workshop will be entering around making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing them in indigo dye. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting, stitching and tying fabric to create a resist once...
£150
Strathclyde - Next course on 7th September 2019
Creative Blue Retreat : 7, 8 September , 10.30am-4.30pm Join Textile Artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw and Edinburgh based Book Binder Cassandra Barron for a hands-on weekend exploring the creative potential of Indigo dye and bookbinding. Our base for the two days will be the fabulous Woodlands workspace a creative Unit in a community garden in the West end of Glasgow. - easily accessible by car and public transport. Over the weekend we'll be taking inspiration from...
£150
Highlands
Come and join us on our 2 day Indigo dyeing workshop. We are located in a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. The main focus of the weekend is everything blue! We will look at Indigo recipes and make a up a vat of natural indigo. Over the weekend we will be using both Shibori techniques from Japan and Batik from Java. Shibori uses folds, clips and stitches to create a resist on fabric, so...
£180
Worcestershire - Next course on 7th June 2019
This exciting course is a collaboration with Jenniffer Taylor, our resident Sashiko expert, and author of ‘Girl with a Sewing Machine‘. This course is made up of four Friday sessions in June which will be working towards creating a gorgeous indigo blue improvised patchwork quilt/hanging. The sessions will be structured as follows; Friday 7th - Indigo dyeing using a range of stitched and folded Shibori techniques Friday 14th - more Shibori indigo dyeing as well...
£100
Greater London - Next course on 15th June 2019
Using a range of folding formats and shapes to clamp the cloth, discover itajime clamp resist. We will look at this process in relation to the Japanese art of clamp resist and contemporary makers working with these techniques and go on to exploit the properties of specific fabrics, patterning them in geometric shapes. Procion dyes will be used to resist dye cotton and soda ash resist to degum silk organza. By the end of the...
£105
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 23rd June 2019
Join us on a Summer’s Sunday on the 23rd of June for a Japanese inspired textile and ceramic workshop for creative fun, meeting new people and learning new skills! Textile designer Stephanie lives locally, and wants to share her love of craft with you! Stephanie has been working as a Textile Print Designer for over 12 years and runs her own company 'Stephanie Le Cocq Studios' selling designs worldwide, she is keen to share her...
£65
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
During this workshop we will experiment & explore a variety of methods employing tying, wrapping & stitching techniques as used in Shibori Dyeing. Whilst we will not be dying our felt we will achieve exciting textural & sculptural results using these methods. You can choose to make a collection of samples or create a wallhanging using a patchwork of shibori techniques or a Shibori Vessel. I will have various templates you can choose from along...