Buy a Gift Voucher

Beginners workshop in Shibori and Indigo dyeing

Duration: 10-3pm

Price: £70

Run by: Lisa Reddings
at Indigowares

Gun Hilll
East Sussex
TN21 0JS

Contact course provider

About the Course

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 the dye pot. This workshop is a fun introduction to indigo and shibori pattern making.

Anyone can do it and achieve beautiful and usually surprising results. Dyeing with indigo is a magical process that must be experienced.

You will meet like minded people , have a laugh and take home a beautiful unique indigo pattern made by you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A cotton or silk scarf
Rubber gloves
Tea and Coffee
Homemade cake at tea break.

Please bring along -
Some scrap fabric (cottons,silk,linen,hemp)to experiment with
Old clothes or overalls and old shoes ( you might get indigo splashed)
plastic bag to carry home anything that hasn't dried.

Want to review this course?

An excellent course with a knowledgeable teacher! It was wonderful to take home some unique and stunning pieces that I made myself. Highly recommended.

- - #16801

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Lisa. I had a friend visiting at the time and suggested that we attend Lisa's course and we were so pleased we had. Lisa is a great teacher, very encouraging, informative and generous with her materials and time.
Would have no hesitation recommending.

- - #16038

A really fun way to spend an afternoon, Lisa is a great teacher and her enthusiasm is infectious. I love my scarf and pillow cases and have already ordered the kit that she recommended so that I can continue my experiments with shibori techniques. I really hope that Lisa starts the “Indigo Club” as I would love to go along to share ideas and have more fun.

- - #16030

I had a brilliant afternoon learning all about indigo dye, it’s history and how to use it, and Japanese Shibori pattern dyeing.
Lisa from Indigowares is a very enthusiastic teacher and we were encouraged to bring natural fabric such as bull denim, calico, cotton, linen or silk and it was amazing to see how it was transformed by dipping into the vat of indigo dye.
Lisa would like to start an ‘Indigo club’ and I will definitely be going if she does.

- - #16013

Such a great day. Lisa was a great host and very knowledgeable on the subject of Shibori. Highly recommend.

- - #16012

A fantastic afternoon - Lisa is a great teacher, covering the background and attentively supporting us to make some fantastic creations. Highly recommend!

- - #15354

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Course Start Dates

Saturday 18th May 2019

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.