Japanese Shibori Dyeing- Silk Scarves

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Connors_Arashi shibori on silk.jpg

Japanese Shibori Dyeing- Silk Scarves





 “ Shibori’ is the Japanese term used for techniques in which dye is controlled to create beautiful designs and patterns. Methods include folding, twisting, tying and clamping.  The techniques are easy to learn and require no experience. Your personal choice of color and design will ensure highly individual results. This course is suitable for complete beginners but those who have done some shibori and would like to develop their skills further will also benefit.

Many shibori techniques derive from those used in indigo dyeing. In this course some traditional methods have been adapted to use with synthetic dyes on silk.

Students will be able to take one scarf home at the end of the day . Students who find they have enough time are welcome to make more scarves but only one is included in the material expenses. Extra scarves are available from the instructor. Students may also bring  an article of clothing they wish to upcycle with shibori dyeing!

Skills/Techniques Covered

Students will learn a little about dyes being used and how they are mixed, applied and fixed. They will watch a demonstration of tied, clamped and folded designs and will then be able to choose which methods they want to use to prepare their samples, scarves and clothing items. 

Additional information will be offered to students who wish to take the technique further after the course, in the form of a handout with booklists and websites.

Level: Beginner and intermediate 


All Dye materials and (1) silk scarf are provided with workshop

Additional silk scarves will be available for sale by the instructor- prices will depend upon the type of scarf selected

Instructor can take cash, check or credit card for materials

Please bring with you:

a hairdryer in good working order
a small pair of sharp scissors
a seam picker, if you have one
an apron
Extra fabric samples for practice and (1) item from home to “upcycle” (optional, if time provides)

Daily Program

Coffee is available from 9.45am. Workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 1:00pm.

Evening workshops available by request  6:00pm- 9:00pm

we are also able to customize a workshop for your group

Workshop Dates:

September 17, 2015

November 19, 2015

December 3, 2015

2016 workshops will be announced mid December

Cost: $45.00 Class limited to 4 persons

This class is part of Thursday Morning series and can be purchased as a bundle of (5) classes for $160.00
Can select from different Thursday Workshop Types

Register Here!