Shibori: Indigo Dyeing

What to Bring

  • Anything you wish to dye: ensure it is all NATURAL materials (cotton or silk work best) and no larger than 4ft x 4ft

What to Wear

  • Something you don't mind getting a little dirty!

Shibori: Indigo Dyeing

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of creating an indigo dye-bath, and all the chemicals involved
  • Fold/pleat/tie your pieces into individual works of art

What You Get

  • gloves
  • plenty of dye to work with!


Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs.

Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods.  Shibori is fun to learn and something you can use at home to revamp your own furnishings and clothing!

About Work-Shop:

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Sydney’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

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May 2017
Shibori: Indigo Dyeing - 25 May 2017 6:00 PM

This class was so great! The teacher was so nice and had really good ideas for different patterns etc I look forward to doing another class with work-shop :)

Jan 2017
Shibori: Indigo Dyeing - 21 Jan 2017 2:00 PM

Highlight was seeing how all the different designs by class members came out. That's the benefit of having a large group, the downside of a large group is maybe not getting to do what you'd like because you have to accommodate a lack of resources between everyone. Enjoyed the overall experience, great to have access to the space and equipment. Happy with what I produced, it was fun. Overall good value for price relative to classes available that are similar.

Jan 2017
Shibori: Indigo Dyeing - 21 Jan 2017 2:00 PM

This is a fun and hands-on class, with no time wasted on too much theory. Some basic principles were written on a whiteboard, which was handy. We got to making and creating very quickly and the interaction was very friendly. It was really fun seeing the different creations laid out. The teacher was very available for questions and the craft is a very approachable one. I look forward to trying Shibori at home!

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