Indigo & Shibori Dyeing

The natural blue dye & Japanese resist dyeing

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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!

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Be Kind Textiles requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Be Kind Textiles to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Be Kind Textiles or organised by Be Kind Textiles must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Be Kind Textiles.


I agree to give Be Kind Textiles unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Be Kind Textiles classes and events or on Be Kind Textiles's premises. (For use of Be Kind Textiles marketing materials).


Be Kind Textiles requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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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.