TEXTILES |  INDIGO | SHIBORI DYEING
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TEXTILES | INDIGO | SHIBORI DYEING

Japanese fabric dyeing

Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Group Size: 8 - 10

Description

LEARN THE ART OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SHIBORI DYING

What’s it all about? – 

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways to resist-dye textiles. This Japanese technique dates back to the 8th century. Traditionally, a white cloth (usually silk, hemp, or cotton) was folded, bunched, or twisted, then tied, and finally dipped into a natural indigo dye.  There are countless ways to create the effect. Each one results in a different design, with no two dyed pieces coming out the same.


What will we cover?

Shibori dyeing technique involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white. Shibori is a vast technique and there are tons of ways to do it (and a truly infinite number of patterns you can create), but in this workshop we will try three methods:using wood blocks, dowels, string and rubber bands to bind and resist the dye.


  1. Kumo, translated means "cloud." This pleat and bind technique produces a spider-like ringed pattern
  2. Arashi, translated means "storm." This pole-wrapping technique produces a striated pattern that is reminiscent of stormy rain.
  3. Itajime is a shape-resist technique that produces geometric shapes like triangles and squares.


You will take home your dyed pieces to use in other projects or to just admire. The workshop is suitable for beginners.



Your Guild Experience

This workshop is being run by the Guild of Objects. The Guild is a social enterprise whose mission is to support artists and creatives in their creative journey.

All of our workshops are artist lead and the income that we generate from these workshops goes directly to supporting our creative community. Our workshops are run out of our very cool and conveniently located studio in Hardware Lane, Melbourne. 

We understand the importance of connection so our workshops are all limited to 12, that way you get one on one time with your teacher and have time to chat with the other participants. Yes, of course, we serve you a sneaky glass of Prosecco or a cold beer - we cater for all our workshop participants.

So if you’re looking for a relaxed workshop experience in a really lovely location and the chance to meet new people, we welcome you to join us at the Guild.



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What you will learn

  • Learn the ancient Japanese art of Indigo fabric dyeing.
  • You will explore how to create unique and intricate patterns using three different techniques with three different outcomes.

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • All materials are provided.
  • This is a two-hour workshop and you’ll go home with a wonderful hand dyed original piece.
Parking Info

You can opt to use the garage at 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure for more parking space. (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this expense)

Please note that unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, as there is a flight of approximately 10 steps at the building's entrance.


What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Guild Of Objects

5.0
(103 Reviews)

In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.

In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens. 

The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity

Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.

Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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5.0 (1 review)
Jocelinrated it
25 May 2019
Such a lovely venue to hold a creative workshop. Intimate so that creative juices can influence each other. The shibori class was amazing great for all levels. Matt and Kat were informative, fun and generous in their time skills and knowledge

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

If you can't attend the class:

Guild Of Objects's refund policy is moderate.

  • Refunds: You may claim a refund, if you cancel up to 3 days before class starts. A AU$25.00 fee applies.
  • Transfers: If you cancel up to 1 day before the start date of the original class, you may transfer to a different class date or another class altogether from the same vendor. Free of charge.
  • Credit Notes: You may cancel up to 1 day before class starts and receive a credit note. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to objects@guildofobjects.com if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place. 

Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class. 


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE

The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.

The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.

At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.

We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.

If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.

For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you.  If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using   Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.

While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.

We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.

Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.

We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.



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