Indigo Shibori Dyeing Workshop in the Lake District

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There is something magical about working with indigo dye. Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting and binding the cloth before dyeing it in an indigo dye bath. During the workshop we will cover different methods of preparing the fabric for dyeing, including stitch resist, binding techniques, Arashi (pole wrapping) and Itajime (board clamping).

We will prepare the indigo dye bath at the beginning of the day, and you will learn how to maintain it so that you can get the best from it. The recipe we work with is suitable for you to use at home. Gill will give you handouts detailing the methods used.

You will create a range of samples and have a chance to try all the techniques throughout the day.

Gill studied textile design at the University of Ulster and worked as a textile designer in the print industry for 15 years. She now works freelance as a surface pattern designer and art educator from her studio in Silverdale. She teaches textile techniques to adults and works as an artist in residence in schools.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Please bring with you: Sharp scissors and a pair of rubber or latex gloves.

There will be a materials cost of £5 paid direct to the Tutor which includes fabric samples. If you have any old linens you would like to revamp, or some fabric from a project you are working on, please bring it along as long as it is a natural fabric.

Please wear dark or old clothes, or cover up with an old shirt.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day including home baked cakes, and a two course lunch.

We do not offer accommodation at Hare Hill Barn but being in the Lake District there are numerous places to stay locally to suit all budgets.

We continue to monitor Covid19 and will follow Government guidelines.


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Hare Hill Barn
Cartmel Fell
Grange over Sands
LA11 6NZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:01am to 4:01pm)

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