Shibori Dyeing for Children Workshop

School Holiday Fun for Children

3 hours Class size 4 to 6     label $60

Shibori is an ancient Japanese textile art which is a manual resist dyeing technique that has been used in Japan for centuries. Shibori traditionally uses beautiful blue Indigo dye.

In this beginner friendly workshop the children will be introduced to a variety of basic Shibori fabric folding techniques by a qualified textile teacher using wood blocks, rubber bands, string and other items to produce a sampler which will be dyed.

The sampler will form a tea towel which children will take home.

From this the children will create their "own artwork" on a calico bag which will be provided by the teacher.

The children can apply the techniques already acquired in the sampler to produce this finished piece which they will take home also.

The children are also welcome to bring other items from home such as a plain white T-shirt that they may wish to dye using the techniques learnt in the workshop.

The children will leave this workshop inspired to continue their creativity in the textile arts.

Please note: The work shop has been particularly designed from a teacher perspective for teaching children and is very safe with no sharp or dangerous objects. This is a fun interesting workshop that children will love.

Knowledge required
This is a beginner friendly class which does not require any previous experience
What you'll get
One sampler tea towel, one calico bag, materials to use for the folding techniques and the indigo dye vat will be provided by the teacher.
What to bring
Children should a bring water bottle and a snack to eat.

One additional item can be bought to dye such as a plain white T-shirt or some additional items can be purchased on the day.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 6 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or Xmas gift.


Bexley, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Wendy Johnsson
Wendy Johnsson

I am a Textile and Food Technology teacher of many years, semi retired, who wants to impart the beautiful skills of textile art and cookery to people of all ages. A highly experienced educator, these skills will be introduced in a fun and interesting way so that participants can continue with a variety of projects confidently at home.


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