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Dye Flora Shibori, Indigo Vat Dyeing Workshop - 1 to 1 Instruction


Duration: 6 hours

Price: £160

Run by: Paivi Suomi
at Paivatar Yarns

+447540277705

22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8GJ

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About the Course

You will learn the basics of how to prepare and maintain an Indigo dye vat. We will use 2 different Indigo vats, a Fructose/Henna and an Indigo Iron vat. You will also learn how to prepare mordants for use with cottons and silks. You will have the opportunity to dye linen, cotton and silk fabrics with the Indigo vats.

We will cover some Shibori resist dye methods using traditional Japanese knotting and stitching techniques for adding additional patterning to the dyed fabrics. You will go away with an Indigo dyed cotton scarf, a cotton market bag and hand dyed wool and cotton fabric samples. All fabrics and materials will be provided.

Most of my workshops are taught on a one-to-one basis so that I can provide individual instruction. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a workshop for a small group.

Please note: Due to recent illness, Dye Workshops will resume in January.

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

What's included in the price?

All dyes and course materials will be provided.
Course Fee: £125
Materials: £35
Total: £160

2 Persons: £250
Students: £135

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.



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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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