Shibori: Shaped Resist Dyeing

Susanne Williamson

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Shibori is an inventive art, originating in Japan and involving patterns created on fabrics using folding, stitching and pole wrapping. This workshop is an exploration of Shibori vat dyeing techniques using cotton dyes and the bleach back shadow technique. Participants will practice with fabric samples, culminating with making a scarf and apron. Suitable for absolute beginners and those wishing to build on previous fabric and textile experience.

For over 30 years, Susanne has been perfecting the art of capturing colour on fabric. Her study of Shibori has involved overseas workshops, extensive work in perfecting the basics, and creating new ways to extend her practice. Since 1995, Susanne has successfully entered 12 garments in the Wearable Arts Awards, winning some major prizes, including Winner of the Open Section (2003) for Tiers Of Peace where Arashi Shibori was used as a sculptural form.

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In Japan, the earliest known example of a shibori dyed cloth, dates back to the 8th century. Shibori is known to be one of the oldest dying techniques in Japan, made popular in the early Edo period when lower class people where forbidden from wearing silk. Shibori is a manual resist dyeing technique where the cloth can be bound, stitched, folded, twisted, clamped and compressed. The word Shibori comes from the verb root shiboru meaning “to wring, squeeze, press”. Each method is used in harmony with the type of cloth selected, creating beautiful surface patterns. The results are endless and can be as simple or as elaborate as you please.

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What you will learn
  • Shibori is an inventive art, originating in Japan and involving patterns created on fabrics using folding, stitching and pole wrapping.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • Includes most materials.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Corban Estate Arts Centre

Vendor since 2018

The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located in Henderson, West Auckland.

We’re home to artist studios, our very own cafe, art classes for adults, youth and children, and an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events.

Set within park-like groundsamongst historic winery buildings. Open 7 days a week, entry is free, everybody’s welcome.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy


o   An administration fee of $20 per booking applies to all refunds.

o   A FULL refund (less Admin fee) will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop 5 working days or more before the start date

o   NO refund will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop less than 5 days before the start date.

o   NO refund will be given if you withdraw after a class/workshop has commenced. However, participants are welcome to transfer to another class/workshop or accept a credit for another class/workshop taking place at a later date.

o   Refunds can take up to 10 working days to process.



Some classes/workshops require a variation to these terms and conditions; please check your confirmation as the T’s and C’s variation will supersede regular terms and conditions.


For more information please contact CEAC Reception on info@ceac.org.nz or 09 838 4455

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Terms & Conditions




Enrolments are taken on a ‘first in first served’ basis.

Payments must be made in full in order to confirm your booking. A booking confirmation and a materials list will be provided upon full payment.

CEAC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class that does not reach a viable enrolment number. If a class is cancelled, you will be notified no less than 4 days before the start of the class, and a full refund will be given.


Please be advised that your contact details will be made available to your Workshop Tutor who may need to contact you over the duration of your course. Please notify us if you prefer that we do not do this.

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