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Naturally Dyed & Indigo Shibori

Come and learn the exciting art of Shibori using Natural Dyes and Indigo. You will learn the traditional Shibori techniques of stitching, clamping, wrapping and folding.

Once you have prepared your fabrics you will dye your pieces using natural dyes and Indigo. We will use tea, pomegranate, iron, beet, grapeskin extract and madder to produce wonderful Shibori designs.

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  • Adults: $396.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole Day
Status bookings open July 1, 2018.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

 An Indigo vat will also be available so you can make beautiful blue and white designs or experiment with over-dyeing your naturally dyed pieces. You can expect to make an array of scarves, cushion covers, placemats, fabric bags and fabric lengths.We will then spend time fashioning simple and stunning wearables suitable for a wide variety of figure types.




Cathy Moon

Cathy Moon

Cathy is a Brisbane-based Shibori artist.  She uses Shibori techniques as a starting point for her work and is endlessly amazed at the infinite amount of design possibilities that Shibori provides for the textile artist.

Cathy produces one-off designer Shibori clothing, scarves and accessories and does commission work.  She has exhibited extensively in Australia and also exhibited in Paris and Hong Kong at The World Shibori Symposium. Cathy has taught Shibori workshops for TAFTA, Expertise Events, Spinners and Weavers and ATASDA.

She has a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate in Fabric Printing and Design. Examples of her work can be seen at her website www.camoon.com.au

Course Requirements

A material fee of $65 per student (payable to the tutor on the first day) will cover the cost of natural dyes, Indigo, the use of shibori equipment and 2 scarves, one silk and one cotton. You can bring your own silk and cotton fabric for dyeing. You can also bring small items of clothing for Indigo dyeing such as sleeveless tops, t-shirts or cotton shirts. You need to make sure that your pieces are 100% cotton or silk and pre-washed. Rayon or Linen is also suitable to dye. Silk Habotai, Paj, Twill or Chiffon are suitable silk fabrics. Cotton lawn and calico work well for Indigo.

The following is a list of places that you can purchase silk and cotton fabric for dyeing. They also sell clothing blanks. I highly recommend you buy silk and cotton from these places as they sell fabric ready for dyeing and are cheaper than fabric shops.
These are all Australian retailers and do mail orders to any address in Australia.

I will have some silk and cotton scarves, cushion covers, placemats and fabric for sale in class.


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