Shibori Dyeing Workshop

Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori dyeing and create your own personalised item

3 hours Class size 1 to 14 (public classes), 5 to 20

label $66 - $90 (or 4 payments of $16.50 - $22.50 Afterpay)
($90 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $77 for 5+ guests, $66 for 10+ guests)

Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori dyeing in this fun and relaxing Sydney workshop!

In this beginner-friendly class, you will have the chance to manipulate fabrics with tiles, clamps and an array of folding, stitching and tying techniques to achieve unique aesthetics.

Be amazed as indigo vat-dyed pieces oxidise before your eyes and turn from green to blue, as we apply a natural indigo dye.

All fabrics are provided but you're welcome to bring your own too. If you wish to bring your own fabrics, these can be cotton, linen, hemp, Tencel, bamboo and silk (anything made of natural materials works, just no synthetics or synthetic blends).

All students will take away with them a range of dyed samples, as well as a T-shirt, tote bag and tea towel - something to treasure for years to come!

This class is run in a fun and relaxed environment and is a great gift idea for creative folks.

Please note this class needs 5 students to go ahead. The class will be rescheduled to a later date if there are not enough students.

Add-on available for this class
  • 100% Silk Scarf ($25)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
Your own indigo-dyed t-shirt, tote bag and tea towel to take home.
What to bring
  • Please wear clothes that can get messy or bring an apron along and let the creativity begin!
  • If you wish to use your own fabric, please bring along natural materials along such as cotton, linen, hemp, tencel, bamboo and silk (no synthetics or synthetic blends).
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

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


The Printroom @ Monster Mouse Studios - 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (600m).

Shibori Dyeing Workshop location
Your teacher
Carizza  Teague
Carizza Teague
(Carizza Designs)

9 years experience in screen printing

4.9 (296)
Instagram followers1k

I’ve been facilitating open to the public DIY screen-printing studios in Sydney for the past 13 years across a few independent creative spaces such as Anyplace studios in Rozelle, Blackwire records in Annandale and currently run The Printroom out of Monster Mouse Studios in the industrial landscape of Marrickville.

I studied textile design at the Eastern Sydney Institute of Technology and instead of being disheartened by the move of hand printing to digital forms and sitting behind a computer all day, I decided to start my own studio. This could not have been achieved without the support and head start afforded to me by Anyplace projects - a group of folks who reclaimed unused buildings and transformed them into creative community driven spaces.

I spend most of my time teaching people how to screen print, Shibori dye fabrics and other surface design techniques. I print a lot of band merch for friends and friends I haven’t met, and help run Monster Mouse Studios as well as work on my own artistic practice.

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Louise Shortus Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I loved it, lots of good information, plenty of hands on action. My only criticism is I would have liked a bit more time, maybe 30 minutes or an hour

Melanie Wales Feb 2023

Great Shibori workshop with great results! Lovely teacher Carizza told us what we needed to know, answered any questions and guided us to produce beautiful patterns. Plenty of practice pieces of fabric included in the workshop. I also think it was worth taking something extra of you own like a cotton t- shirt. Very enjoyable morning.

Textiles class review by Melanie Wales - Sydney

Kate Purcell Mar 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Carizza is a great teacher who taught us the foundations of shibori dyeing.
The location and venue were great. Parking was easy and we left the workshop with lots of different items we had made. It was a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon

Linda Hodson Mar 2022

Was great the teacher was an expert and artist herself so instruction and assistance was great. Good small group.
Didnt expect to be dying so many samples so was pleasantly surprised.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Arti Shah Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great class with just the right number of students. teacher was excellent enthusiastic and down to earth.
Taught basics in a simple and understandable way. Well prepared for her class.
Made it very enjoyable 3 hrs went quickly

Inge Diamond Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Carisa was lovely- warm and patient with our group. Everyone loved making their own creations and the surprise factor of unwrapping was a great end to a really fun class. A great Memory for us and our kids. Thanks so much!

Alana Blakeney Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Class was so fun and super inviting. The vibe was super relaxed but the build up to the reveal of the final pieces was so exciting. It was great having a teacher who was just as pumped to see your creations as you were and the passion was so tangible. Would easily recommend for beginners or anyone who wanted to try something new!

Shibori Dyeing Workshop review by Alana Blakeney - Sydney

Dee Vespa Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I booked a small private group of 5 girls (age 10) who are all really good friends. They all loved the class and Carizza was an excellent teacher. She showed the girls so many amazing techniques and they all were able to do easily. Carizza was very clear at explaining what to do and very organised. The girls were very inspired and loved unwrapping their fabrics to see their Shibori patterns.

We will definitely be coming back to do again and would love to try the screen printing too. Carizza has a lot of experience and is a wonderful teacher and really good with kids too.

Sonya Sinclair Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was kind and inspiring showing many techniques. Indigo would do the workshop again.

Suzette Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Carizza has a lovely manner and style. She was very organised and that meant we were able to cover a lot of different techniques in the 2 hours. She is knowledgeable about her craft. I learnt a lot and very glad I attended.

Rachael Ozich Jul 2019

I had a really enjoyable time. Carizza was very helpful and supportive. I was really happy with the results.

Shibori Dyeing Workshop review by Rachael Ozich - Sydney

Diane Townley Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a great workshop. Carizza is a very positive, friendly and helpful teacher. She had lots of samples to inspire us. We learnt a variety of techniques and produced a wide range of interesting samples ourselves in just a few hours. It was a good introduction to the possibilities of the Shibori dyeing technique and made me want to explore more.

Giordana Brewerton May 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The workshop was great fun and well planned. Being able to do a few sample pieces before our own was perfect to ensure we got the technique correct and liked the pattern before hand.
I now have amazing linen bed sheets and pillows that I can't wait to put onto my bed.
I think I'll even come back in the future to finish my dream curtains!
Thanks so much for a.great morning

Carol Annis-Brown Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Carizza was an exceptional teacher . She explained the procedure with samples and demonstrations in an easy to catch on manner and we were then able to start creating our own samples, with Carizza on hand to make suggestions and assist. I was amazed at how effortless , she made it all seem. One of the most enjoyable workshops I have ever participated in.

Anita Turnbull Apr 2019

This class was well organised by Carizza, demonstration pieces and examples, materials, fabric and dye bath ready to go. The teaching space is set up well with work tables, dyeing and drying spaces. Carizza taught techniques that are easy to follow, but the potential for adding greater detail by combining was also explained and more advanced textile samples were on display to inspire us. Carizza is very welcoming and her knowledge of the indigo dyeing process meant that all our questions were answered in detail. It was great fun too and we got to take a range of our pieces home.

Simone Kasad Apr 2019

Knowledgeable teacher, big space, enough materials, enough time, good handouts. The time went fast because there’s so many techniques do and explore!

Christine Sakaian Mar 2019

First time ever at a shibori dyeing workshop. Really enjoyed the class. Carizza is a wonderful teacher. Got to try out several techniques. Great foundation to build on. Highly recomend it.

Flora Caballero Mar 2019

Great introduction to shibori. The venue is an inspiring collective workshop. Carizza explains well all the dyeing steps, then it s our turn to make magic!

Kay Veitch Feb 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Carizza was great - really well prepared, great course materials, fun and really great outcomes. Loved unwrapping the different items and exploring different techniques. Lovely way to spend an afternoon, thank you!

Jill Macleod Jan 2019

Great class though the day was very hot! Carrazu was fantastic. Lots of finished pieces

Mikaela Holmes Jan 2019

Fantastic class! Carizza was very friendly and was more than happy to answer any questions, and explain the techniques as many times as needed. Highly recommend this class.

Vivien Gan Jan 2019

The teacher was very friendly and approachable, we got to learn a lot of basic shibori dyeing techniques in the workshop and a lot of different items that we have dyed to take home. It was a really fun experience, highly recommended!

Roderick Byatt Jan 2019

Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very helpful teacher, presenting a great range of fabrics and inspiring techniques.

Shibori Dyeing Workshop review by Roderick Byatt - Sydney

Rachael Ozich Jan 2019

Fantastic workshop. Lots of hands on experimentation. Carizza is knowledgeable and so friendly and made the class so much fun.

Shibori Dyeing Workshop review by Rachael Ozich - Sydney

Katrina Tarrant Dec 2018

Carizza was fantastic, letting us quickly go to town on our fabrics both brought and supplied. Loved that there was a great selection of fabrics and she was so obliging with how many things we all personally brought to dye also. Nice space, fresh air, clean. We all love our unique shibori garments. Thanks Carizza.

Victoria Oct 2018

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

•What was the teacher like? Carizza explained things very simply which was good and helped us a lot.
•How was the venue? very convenient location
•If materials were provided, did you like them? Yes. It would be good to have the option to buy extra materials as well.
•Was the class good value for money? Yes. The time however went very fast. It would be if possible with all Class Bento workshops to buy some extra time to stay longer and finish projects that would be great as they all seem to be very fast. The teacher has offered to the option to re-enrol again to finish projects which is appreciated.

Textiles class review by Victoria  - Sydney

Tammy Morton Sep 2018

Lovely teacher, great afternoon, got lots of pieces, would recommend to anyone, loved it.

Ruby Gillett Sep 2018

Such an enjoyable way to spend the day! Carizza was lovely, helpful and happy with us trialing our own techniques. The materials provided meant I was able to experiment and I also brought some of my own materials.

Shibori Dyeing Workshop review by Ruby Gillett - Sydney

Julie Creasey Sep 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great workshop exploring many different techniques. Class size of five was perfect. Teacher was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Loved the end products and inspired to do more.

Textiles class review by Julie Creasey - Sydney

Lucy Park Aug 2018

Shibori dying class with Carriza was an amazing experience! It was our (me and my partner) very first dying class but with her guidance we were happy at the final result .
I highly recommend her workshop to anyone who want a good introduction to the world of shibori or to have an enjoyable moment.
Thank you again

Textiles class review by Lucy Park - Sydney

Santina Dobie Jul 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Absolutely awesome. All materials supplied. An array of techniques shown and on display. Teacher was very helpful and answered all questions asked of her. The t-shirt given was also a great memento as i can't wait to show off my work!

Nina Lindberg-Finch May 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful and approachable teacher - class can be as informal or informative as you want.

Nicki Wagner May 2018

I have been dying to learn Shibori for a long time and so pleased I came to the workshop.
It was relaxed fun atmosphere.
Learned and got to be creative get dirty and play around with many things to take home as well.
Time passes super fast :)
Really recommend it .

Monique Lucas Mar 2018

Got lots of hands on time dyeing and the teacher was very helpful with tips and how to make the most out of a design.

Textiles class review by Monique Lucas - Sydney

Sarah Mar 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Carizza was super friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time learning many different shibori techniques and getting to be experimental with all sorts of materials and objects. We walked away with a fun new skill and many beautiful shibori artworks.

Textiles class review by Sarah - Sydney

Yolanda Mar 2018

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Spent a lovely morning with Carizza who explained the various design techniques of shibori which we practiced on a variety of different materials, a very relaxing and enjoyable class.

Textiles class review by Yolanda  - Sydney

Wondering whether we learn how to use the traditional indigo dyes?

The class uses natural indigo dye but in a powder form. I prepare the vat prior to the class so there is ample time to prepare fabrics and dye due to the class only running for 3hrs. Preparing indigo vats from leaves takes days and I have only ever used the powder forms. The class is focused on the resist dyeing techniques (folding, binding, clamping fabrics) used in shibori dyeing.

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