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OCTOBER 3RD 2019 10-1PM

Come and learn how to dye with indigo, and create unique patterns using the ancient Japanese Art of Shibori.

Experience the suspense and magic.

In collaboration with The Moth Textile Studio, 77 Westcourt Road, Worthing, West Sussex.




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Beginners Shibori Pattern Making and Indigo Dyeing Textile Courses

arashi shibori textiles

Creative textile workshops offer you the chance to be inspired to design and make your own hand-dyed shibori patterns in one session.

This is an indoor workshop that is taking place in collaboration with The Moth Textiles Studio

Location – 77 Westcourt Road, Worthing, BN14 7DP

Saturday 5th October

10am – 1pm

An exciting hands on creative textile workshop. To begin I will take you through the story of indigo, what it is, how its made and show you how to set up an indigo vat and explain the basics of the various types of vat that can be made using natural indigo.

Shibori is a Japanese word for a variety of different resist dyeing techniques – from folding, wrapping, binding to knotting. Each way producing striking textile patterns. 

You’ll learn the fundamentals of shibori pattern making focusing on the ancient pole wrapping technique known as Arashi. A method that focuses on wrapping around a cylindrical object to create beautiful abstract linear patterns. 

In the workshop I will discuss and look at the endless range of shibori techniques and then you will learn and experiment with the Arashi method of wrapping.

Included in the workshop is a blank silk or organic cotton scarf for you to create your ultimate arashi pattern. I will also bring some scraps for practicing and you are more than welcome to bring along 1-2 pieces of natural fibres  either new of something you would like to up-cycle (cotton, linen, hemp, silk)  and over dye using our new pattern technique – please no duvet covers or rugs! This is an indoor workshop with limited space. In my spring summer outdoor workshops we are more than happy to try and dye everything you bring!

This sort of workshop is a great get together where you can meet new people and enjoy the process of making pattern using a traditional Japanese process and dyeing using natural indigo. Shibori textile classes are a great  workshop because you can arrive knowing nothing and leave with arms full of beautiful indigo and shibori textiles.

Take a look at the workshops that took place this summer

Please wear old clothing and shoes that you won’t mind getting splashed on with indigo. An apron is a good extra layer too and a pair of rubber gloves.

We provide everything, including one long silk or cotton scarf, but please feel free to also bring anything you’d like to dye and up cycle (cotton, linen,hemp, silk, white denim etc – just make sure it has had a good wash to encourage good indigo uptake).

Unlock the textile designer within you.

By signing up to one of the shibori textile art classes you agree to the following terms and conditions-

-bookings need to be made online through  Indigowares.com or call Lisa on 07799 200141 (UK) or via The Moth Studio

– Full payment is needed to ensure your place in the class.

– A reminder email will be sent to you a few days before the workshop.

– If we need to cancel a class, we may do so at anytime before the workshop. We will offer you a full refund or an alternative date that works for you.

– If you can’t attend a class refunds are not available but can be transferred with 14 days notice.

Take a look at the creative textiles processes and get inspired.


Lisa is also happy to arrange private textiles workshops uk for social groups, birthday and hen parties, corporations and schools. Please email your enquires to info@indigowares.com

If you would like to hear about all up and coming workshops or events then please leave you name and email below.

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  1. Jika

    I enjoyed every single bit from Lisa’s indigo workshop: history of this method, trying different techniques, happiness from our “little masterpieces” after final unfolding, yummy cake and tea:-) You can feel the passion Lisa works with! She supports and encourages everyone in the group, shares her amazing knowledge and at the same time celebrates your own creativity! Can’t wait to wear my new cotton scarf.
    Jitka – 2 months ago – #22924

  2. Sue

    Still in a happy bubble from my Beginners workshop in Shibori and Indigo dyeing on Saturday! Lisa showed us beautiful examples of the skills she taught us. She was encouraging as we tried different techniques and dipped our scarves in the ‘magic’ indigo vat.
    Lisa helped me make some moons for a sewing project, which gave me a great sense of achievement.
    I now feel confident to make some dye and put my new skills into practice.
    Sue Facherty – 2 months ago – #22914

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