Beginners Shibori - Stitching and Binding

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In this class you will learn basic shibori stitching and binding techniques before dyeing your work in the indigo vat.

Over the 2.5 hour workshop you’ll master the following stitching and binding skills and learn all about indigo:

– The basic kamosage knot used to secure all bound work
– How to make the kumo (spiderweb), bai (seashell), and tesugi (stripes) patterns using binding
– The three basic stitches – running stitch, ori nui (teeth) and maki nui (twist stitch)
– How to create filled shapes (maki-age) using stitching and binding
– Other patterns such as boshi (capping), karamatsu (larch) and mokume (woodgrain) will be presented if time permits
– How to dye your fabrics in a genuine indigo vat

Instructions on how to create and maintain your own indigo vat at home will be provided.
Suitable for complete beginners.

02/03/2019 11.00am
7 Broadway Market
E8 4PH


09/03/2019 10.00am - 16.30pm
10/03/2019 10.00am - 16.30pm

Exeter Sewing Machine Company Ltd
7 Heavitree Road
Devon, EX1 2LD


CALL 01392 275660 to be added to the waiting list

14/03/2109 18.30pm
Craft Central
The Forge,
397-411 Westferry Road,
Isle of Dogs,
London E14 3AE


15/03/2019 18.30pm
66 Essex Rd
N1 8LR


NOTE: No indigo. You will be given a Dylon dye of your choice to dye your work at home

06/04/2019 11.00am
7 Broadway Market
E8 4PH


Rob is a great teacher - relaxed, friendly and hugely experienced. His enthusiasm for his art is completely contagious. I took the beginner’s classes in stitched and clamped indigo-dyed shibori and had a great time, with lots of hands-on work and my first experience of an indigo vat. Rob is incredibly encouraging and supportive, and I came away with a real sense of accomplishment and the confidence that I would be able to work on my own. Oh and a lot of great samples!
— Barbara, Stag and Bow Beginners Stitching and Binding, and Itajime clamped resist workshops, 14th May 2017
Rob has deep knowledge and respect for the traditional craft of Shibori and uses this to create sensational hand-dyed fabric pieces, as complex and beautiful as the process itself. His two-hour taster session reviews the basic binding and sewing techniques and leaves you thirsting for more.
— Rebecca, Fringe108 Beginners Shibori workshop, 5th July 2016
Rob is an excellent teacher and, for a novice new to the art of Shibori and making an indigo dye, I found his instructions clear and easy to understand. He packs loads into the day and we all managed to create great pieces to take away. I felt I had learned so much in one day and would highly recommend the course to anyone. It has made me want to explore further about Shibori and natural dyes.”
— Kate, One the Square indigo shibori workshop, 23rd April 2016