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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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Class Schedule

DATES AVAILABLE: Sunday 17 September 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday 14 October 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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

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

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling your spot in a class

  • Bookings are final. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates.
  • You may offer your spot to a friend, we will transfer the booking into their name but you must arrange any transfer of money between yourself and your friend. 
  • Non-attendance under any circumstances forfeits the fee paid and is non-transferable.
  • A class requires a minimum number of attendants to go ahead. Your cancellation may mean the class is unable to go ahead therefore causing other participants to miss out and a teacher to be cancelled at the last minute.

If we cancel a class

  • All classes require a minimum number of bookings to go ahead. Minimum numbers vary from class to class. Classes that do not have the required minimum will be cancelled.
  • Participants will be notified 48 hours prior to the start of the class and will be offered the choice of having their spot transfered to the next available class, a credit to be used towards another class or a full refund.
  • If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible.
  • We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • We do our best to ensure classes go ahead

Gift vouchers purchased for a particular class

Gift vouchers: (1) expire X months from the time of purchase (as specified when booking); (2) are not redeemable for cash; (3) are not transferable or assignable; (4) cannot be redeemed for other courses or events.

This Policy replaces all other previous policies and can be replaced or altered at any time.

All Policies are deemed to be accepted by all parties upon enrolment.

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Terms & Conditions

© 2012-2017 Handmaker's Factory. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

All designs used in our workshops remain the property of the original designer aka the teacher. While our teachers are happy to share the knowledge and skills that they have spent years learning and perfecting we do ask that you do not copy their work and make a profit from it.

Of course you are welcome to make and gift an item that you have learned to make in our workshops but any copyright infringement will not be tolerated. We ask that you do the right thing and come up with your own original designs if you plan to sell your creations.

We also ask that you credit the designers with their name and a link when sharing their work.

Thank you!

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07 November 2017 • INDIGO SHIBORI

I had been looking forward to the Indigo Shibori workshop and it did not disappoint. I really enjoyed learning from Nichola in what was a very friendly and comfortable enviroment. By the end of the workshop I had gained enough knowledge and confidence to go home and continue experimenting with all the different techniques.


07 November 2017 • INDIGO SHIBORI

Had a terrific day, Learnt a lot Have now set up my own dye vat thanks to Nichola help will be going back to learn eco dying early next year


21 October 2017 • INDIGO SHIBORI

I’m not a crafty type but I love to try and be creative . Nicola was informative, fun , easy going and best of all encouraging . Loved every minute

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