Creative Shibori Workshop

Have fun learning the art of shibori

3 hours Class size 1 to 14 (public classes), 6 to 50

label $115 - $164 (or 4 payments of $28.75 - $41 Afterpay)
($164 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $142 for 2+ guests, $120 for 6+ guests, $115 for 10+ guests. $400 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Shibori Workshop And Gallery is the place to discover your unfound creativity! Expand your mind with the infinite possibilities of making patterns and be fascinated by the stunning effects and simplicity of dyeing with indigo.

Workshops join people, whether you come alone or in a group you will meet like-minded people and add to the energy that comes from a creative gathering.

What you'll learn:

  • How to make an indigo dye vat
  • The wonders of Indigo and fun that comes with it
  • To unlock your creativity
  • Several traditional Japanese shibori techniques and modern variations on each

Our shibori studio is equipped with:
  • Large workbenches
  • Five washbasins
  • Drying lines
  • Tools and equipment for dyeing
  • And is accessible to all!

Bring your friends or come and make new ones. There's no better way to spend a day, join the community and share the love of making things beautiful!

A great idea for team building, hens nights, birthdays and more! Guests are welcome to bring drinks and nibbles.

Knowledge required
Beginners welcome!
What you'll get
  • Cotton fabric to experiment with. Try all the techniques and ogle over the magic that is created with indigo.
  • A white silk scarf to dye with your favourite pattern.
What to bring
  • Wear closed in shoes, non-precious clothes and an apron (a splash of blue should never be sad)
  • Old plastic shopping bags to take home wet pieces
  • Anything you want to dye (the more the merrier!)
  • A smock or apron (just in case)
  • Your imagination!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


The location varies by date (select a date to see this). You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 10 kms of Stanmore for private classes

Your teacher

The best place to get your creativity started!

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Pepa Martin and Karen Davis are the designers behind boutique design house, Shibori. Based in Sydney, Australia, Shibori specialises is art based designs with a youthful, classic edge.

What began as a creative dream in 1996 turned into a design destiny, with Shibori internationally known for hand dyed leather, contract grade fabrics and wallpapers, two published books and a swag of collaborations.

Shibori continues to invent new ways to create designs and loves passing on the passion through creative workshops.

Verified reviews

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Ivy Kanawati Jul 2022

A really fun and creative course. The teacher was great, helpful and had interesting demonstrations before diving into our practice pieces. Totally value for money.

Textiles workshop review by Ivy Kanawati Sydney

Patricia Baker May 2022

This was a wonderful productive class. We all made beautiful pieces and it was great fun.

Jennifer Jackson May 2022

Pepa was extremely patient and helpful. She had great suggestions to make the dyeing work best.
The venue is very accessible and next to a great coffee shop.
Highly recommend this course.

Petra Arifeae May 2022

The teachers were super friendly and have a wealth of knowledge. They made sure everyone had the opportunity to talk to them and supported each participant. Thank you so much Karen, Eve and Pepa for a great class and set up. Highly recommending this class to anyone who wants to attend. Best regards,

Textiles workshop review by Petra Arifeae Sydney

Susan Williams Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

I brought my mum along to this class and had a blast! Karen was extremely knowledgeable on the history, process and techniques of shibori. We made some beautiful designs with ease with Karen’s guidance. Highly recommend

Creative Shibori Workshop review by Susan Williams

Jennifer Panya Mar 2022

Loved it. Pepa was so helpful and informative. I got several fun pieces to take home. It was such a fun class to attend. Thank you Pepa!

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Lynne Small Mar 2022

Karen was a great teacher who provided individual support to help people achieve their shibori ideas. It was a really fun class and my friends and I would recommend it.

Angela Edward Jan 2022

Karen was really great- she explained and helped us with all of the projects that we worked on, and she also stayed later to cater for the students that brought more items to dye. It was a great learning experience

Textiles workshop review by Angela Edward

Diane Townley Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A great atmosphere with really lovely people. Karen was a very generous and supportive teacher. I learnt plenty of tips and techniques. The workshop setup provided everything we needed so I feel I achieved a lot in just a few short hours. To see Pepa and Karen’s work was inspirational and really made me want to continue to develop my skills. Thank you so much.

Kylie Tomlin Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Such a fun workshop. Karen gave clear instructions and encouraged experimentation during the workshop which resulted in some great patterns across the group.

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