Shibori Dyeing

Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. In this beginning-level workshop, learn some basic traditional techniques using commonly available commercial dyes. Experiment on a series of silk and cotton scarves and go home with the skills to dye larger pieces at home. Limit 12 students 


Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




All dyeing materials will be supplied in class, including two silk scarves per student. Additional scarves will be available for purchase in class.

Please bring to class:

  • materials fee; $20 payable in class; additional scarves will also be available for purchase
  • Notebook and writing utensil
  • Elbow length rubber gloves (like dishwashing gloves)
  • Additional fabric as desired, pre-washed* and dried

* We will pre-wash the silk scarves we make available in class. If you bring your own fabric, Dharma Trading recommends: "to pre-wash in hot water and Synthrapol or our Professional Textile Detergent, all silk before dyeing or painting to remove any leftover residue from the silk worms (Seracin) or fingerprints and other stuff that can cause the fabric to dye unevenly. Our product Milsoft is excellent for restoring the soft hand to silk after dyeing." Other fabrics including cotton must also be pre-washed in hot water and detergent before dyeing.

Please dress expecting to get messy and wet, and to stand for much of this class. Bring a smock, overshirt or apron, and wear comfortable shoes.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


WINTER 2019 

Section 1W: 2 Fridays, Mar 22 & 29
Instructor: Kristina Gransson
Materials: $20 payable in class

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