Shibori with Rob Jones: Full day

    In this class learn the traditional methods and techniques of dyeing your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues.

    Upcycling class

    6 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Fabrications, E8

    What you'll learn

    Shibori, like you have never seen it. Oh, wait, you have never actually seen it before and you are wondering what the hell Shibori is? Even better.

    This class welcomes all levels of Shibori-ists, so if you're keen to explore a fascinating part of Japanese culture and learn about a beautiful dyeing technique why not head to trendy Hackney for this awesomely authentic day of Shibori?

    In this class

    In the morning, learn the traditional methods and techniques of dyeing your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. You will perfect a number of traditional Japanese patterns and learn to dye with indigo using a pre-prepared vat. You will also learn how to unpick your finished work to reveal your designs!

    In the afternoon you will put the techniques into practice! Master the three basic folding techniques for preparing fabric for clamp resist dying, known as 'Kikko' - equilateral triangles, right angle triangles and squares. Finally, set up an indigo dye bath to get different shades of this lovely blue for multiple final effects.

    Finish with a beautiful indigo tie-dye creation.

    Rob Jones, your teacher, will be guiding you through all of these techniques as well as through the practical methods to make sure your finished article is perfect.

    Now you can

    • Pull off some fabulous new looks - all with your very own patterns and style. Check these girls out! Or if you are going for that hip lad look;
    • Add Shibori to your already outrageous range of talents;
    • Add a Japanese-inspired piece of decoration to your home to go with that old edition of Shogun.


    Your own Shibori design to take home with you and impress your family and friends with.


    • Bring along some small textile articles to up-cycle, e.g. napkins, t-towel, t-shirt, pillow case or 'fat quarters'
    • Fabrications has some fabric you can use if you don't have anything you'd like to Shibori

    NB: fabrics must be natural fibres, cotton or linen are ideal and must have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop. The fabrics can have a slight print on, which will get over dye.

    Did you know?

    Shibori gone mainstream! Tablecloths to duvet covers or iPhone cases to wallpaper, this ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has kicked off. Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, Levi's are amongst the fiber artists who are breathing new life into this amazing craft.

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    Class location

    Fabrications, Hackney

    7 Broadway Market, Hackney

    E8 4PH


    About your host, Fabrications

    Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

    Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

    Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

    Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.