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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.

£30
Essex
Learn the basics of this Japanese indigo tie-dye technique to create a unique piece of fabric. There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used.
£45
Lancashire - Next course on 27th June 2019
Learn the fundamental techniques of shibori and indigo dying in the beautiful setting of Spring Cottage. This hands on class will allow you to experience two beautiful textile processes and you will come away with your own dyed pieces of fabric (linen, bamboo and hemp) along with a transformed piece of your own wardrobe! The class will be led textile artist Natasha, who obtained a first class Honours degree from Chelsea College of Arts in...
£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...
£60
West Sussex - Next course on 13th August 2019
Join a one day shibori dyeing workshop with textile artist Amanda Duke. This successful natural dyeing course usually runs annually at Sussex Prairie Gardens and other places but this is the first time I am running it from my home. There is plenty of space, rain or shine and the course will have a maximum of 6 participants. Shibori is a traditional Japanese hand dye technique. You will be introduced to a variety of resist...
£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...
£68
Cumbria
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...
£70
Devon
Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of folding cloth to form a resist. In this shibori workshop you will learn how to fold, clamp, tie or sew material to form a pattern before dyeing in indigo. You will learn how to create an indigo vat and watch the magic of the dye turning from green to blue. There will be plenty of time to explore different techniques before designing your own silk or cotton scarf...
£85
Hampshire
Shibori is a resist technique in which fabric is given a three dimensional shape by processes such as stitching, folding and tying. The fabric is dyed in an indigo vat and later the threads securing the fabric are removed to reveal the pattern. This workshop is held in two parts: it consists of a two hour introductory meeting followed a week later by a full day workshop. At the introductory meeting we will look at...

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