Indigo Shibori

What to Bring

  • A plastic bag to take fabric home in
  • Lunch! We have a fridge, microwave and sandwich press
  • Light coloured clothing you would like to dye, these can be second-hand and must be natural fibres such as cotton/linen/silk and pre-washed

What to Wear

  • Clothes you don't mind getting dye on, Indigo will stain all fabrics

Indigo Shibori

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Sun, 30 April, 10AM - 3PM
  • Saturday, 27 May, 10AM to 3PM

What You Will Learn

  • The steps involved in creating and maintaining an indigo vat, fibre preparation and mordanting, safety and more
  • Various Japanese Shibori techniques including Itajime, Kumo and Arashi

What You Get

  • Your shibori dyed fabric samples and a length of fabric that can be made up into a scarf or something else


Indigo Shibori

Taught by Nichola Prested

In this full day workshop you will learn how to create and maintain an Indigo dyeing vat, fibre preparation, safety and more.  Working with traditional Japanese shibori techniques you will create unique and interesting designs on fabric samples. You will then use your preferred shibori method on a length of fabric which you can then turn into a scarf, wall hanging or use in another project. 

Plain cotton fabric will be provided and you are encouraged to bring along clothes or fabrics you have that you might like to add to the vat in the afternoon. For example, T-shirts,Tea towels, Socks/Undies, Small lengths of fabric, Small amounts of yarn etc. Natural fibres only (cotton, silk, linen, wool etc) and light in colour. Recycling is encouraged and we recommend pre-washing your items to remove any finish that may be on the fibres. This helps the dye 'stick' to the fibre.

No previous experience necessary.

Make sure any items you bring along are natural fibres, pre-washed and light in colour.

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Dec 2016
Indigo Shibori - 30 Nov 2016 9:30 AM

The class was amazing! It was quiet and busy, we dyed lots of items and they turned out beautifully! Highly recommended, great value for money and just a lovely experience overall.

Oct 2016
Indigo Shibori - 19 Oct 2016 9:30 AM

I learnt a new fabric technique. I came home with a beautiful scarf and dyed fabric to make a shirt. Nicola was knowledgeable in the various ways to prepare the fabric and her explanations were clear and easy to follow. She was very friendly and inclusive. I enjoyed the company of the other students too. It was a very enjoyable and productive day. Thanks Nicola

Jun 2016
Indigo Shibori - 24 Jun 2016 9:30 AM

We learned dye preparation, resistance techniques, and that Indigo dye is green in the pot but turns blue when the oxygen hits it! This class was an absolute blast and I recommend it highly!

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