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2019 03 20 01 85f5dd90 2cdc 0137 368c 063bd7b5133d Special Offer

Indigo & Shibori Dyeing

Next Available: Sat, 24 Aug 1:00PM
3.0 hours
Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/pi2yY7or)


Learn about the art of Japanese Shibori, a resist dyeing method of creating crisp and organic patterns on cloth. In this workshop, we will be using methods including, Itajime - folding and clamping, Arashi - pole wrapping and Ori-nui - folded hand stitched pleating. Experiment with different techniques throughout the workshop on cotton fabric with our class indigo vat and choose your favourite to dye a linen tea-towel or hemp/cotton tote bag to take home. On the day there will be extra tea-towels and tote bags to purchase for yourself or to give away as gifts. Leave feeling inspired and with the knowledge to continue shibori dyeing fabric at home with recycled materials and plant dyes you probably already have!

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What you will learn
  • Shibori Resist techniques
  • How to dye fibre with natural dyestuffs, including info on mordanting & fabric care, about Indigo dye and how to create an indigo vat
  • How to plan intentional designs with fabric dye
What you will get
  • Cotton fabric samples that you have hand dyed with various patterns, approx 1 mt
  • A linen tea towel, tote bag or bandanna dyed with your own design
  • Afternoon tea (vegan and gluten free freindly)

What to bring
  • White prewashed natural fibre of fabric you would like to dye during the class if time permits
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Be Kind Textiles

Vendor since 2018

Roz is an advocate for using art and craft as therapy, using creative practice as a tool to help her manage her own mental health struggles. She believes a revival in craft and hand-making is important for our community and our environmental health and is keen to spread the word.

For the past 3 years, Roz has been teaching textile workshops around Victoria and interstate, sharing her lifelong love of craft, with classes that provide a focus on mindfulness and sustainability.

The Be Kind Textiles studio, situated at 457 St Georges Rd Thornbury, is a combined retail and workshop space that offers a delightful mix of sustainable craft supplies, handmade accessories & homewares, with a sprinkle of vintage treasures throughout.

The studio space is equipped with an industrial sewing machine, overlocker, large table space, iron, tea & coffee facilities and is available for long-term or short-term hire. The studio is also a great meeting place for your craft or social group, day or night, get in touch to check availability.

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23 May 2019 • Indigo & Shibori Dyeing

Great results in a short time, good variety of techniques shown. Lots of help provided, lovely results too from other participants and many supportive comments as well. Delicious afternoon tea provided.


15 May 2019 • Indigo & Shibori Dyeing

Spent a lovely afternoon at Shibori and Indigo Dyeing workshop. Roz is a generous instructor, covered lots of techniques, sent us home with many samples and fed us a delicious afternoon tea. Inspired to do more. Certainly recommend a visit to this delightful studio and the multi-skilled Roz.