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Shibori Workshop

By Susan | Comments: 12 | August 22, 2014


For years I’ve been fascinated by the indigo dyes of Japan and the designs of Shibori. It truly is an art form and their inky seductiveness is too good to resist.

I’ve also seen plenty of DIY/online type tutorials that look amazing and some sewists have had some absolutely fabulous results with their own efforts. So all of this got me hunting for a way to learn more about how to create these looks.


A late night trawl through Instagram led me to Shibori  a Sydney based workshop that not only sells breathtaking pieces but also conducts workshops. A few emails later and they agreed to put on a special beginners workshop that we can fill with sewists.


Numbers are very limited so if you’d like to come along let me know as soon as you can and we will make arrangements for the class fee.

Details are

Date: 18th October

Shibori Studio: 30A Salisbury Rd Stanmore NSW 2048

Cost: $110

Class includes: provisions to make 1 x scarf, 1 x approx 2.5m length of fabric. You can also bring fabric from home.

Wear: Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and appropriate shoes.

All images via Shibori_textiles Instagram feed


  • Rosie
    August 22, 2014

    Susan how great! I’d love to attend but can’t that weekend, dammit. Would be a fabulous activity and meeting Spoolettes in person, wheeee! Have fun.

    • Susan Goodwin
      August 22, 2014

      Oh what a shame you can’t make it? If this workshop is well received I was going to try and set up a few professional level workshops for us to go to, hopefully you can make one of those?
      Also are you coming to frocktails? the information finally went out this week so hopefully you can make that?

  • Fabric Tragic
    August 22, 2014

    Oh looks like such fun. Wish sydney was closer to Melbs! Look forward to seeing what you make!

    • Susan Goodwin
      August 23, 2014

      Pity you can’t make it, perhaps you can find something similar in Melbourne?

  • amy
    August 23, 2014

    I really want to do Shibori! If it wasn’t for a few oceans and substantial land mass id be there!

    • Susan Goodwin
      August 23, 2014

      yes those pesky oceans do get in the way don’t they?

  • Stephanie
    August 23, 2014

    Hey Susan, this looks so interesting and fun. Definitely put my name down. I am free that weekend so no issues there.


    • Susan Goodwin
      August 23, 2014

      Cool, I’m checking numbers, I had so many emails last night.

  • Sofya
    August 23, 2014

    I can’t make it on the 18th but would love to be involved in later classes/workshops. How brilliant! I’ve been drooling over other shibori makes and have been wishing I could do the same.

    • Susan Goodwin
      August 24, 2014

      Shame you can’t make it but it looks like there is plenty of interest to do another class at a later date so you may get to have some shibori fun afterall?

  • Christy
    August 31, 2014

    Hi Susan. I’m really keen to come to this workshop if you still have space for me 🙂
    Let me know. I’m quite inspired by all your pinning!

    • Susan Goodwin
      September 1, 2014

      Hi Christy, we are full at the moment but we have a waiting list in case anyone can’t make it, if the waiting list gets big enough for a 2nd class then we are in talks with the people holding the workshop to have a 2nd day available. I’ll keep you in the loop.

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Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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