Needle & Thread Workshops

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo Two Day Workshop with Janice Gunner - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July 2021

Regular price £170.00

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July 2021 - Janice Gunner - Shibori Dyeing with Indigo (two day workshop)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of indigo and shibori techniques with expert Janice Gunner on this special two day workshop!

During the workshop you will be introduced to the magical and ancient art of Indigo Dyeing.  Fabrics will be prepared in a variety of tie dye/shibori techniques before being immersed in your own individual indigo vat.

The results will surprise and amaze you and you will leave with a set of samples for future use in textile work. Alternatively, you might just want to keep them as a reference for future projects!

Please bring the following equipment with you:

Standard size plastic bucket (it must hold at least 10 litres)

Apron, face mask and rubber gloves & wear old clothes!


1 litre (minimum volume) Plastic Metric measuring jug - this can be shared

Cling film

Water soluble marker pen


Items to tie into fabrics - such as glass beads, marbles, small stones etc.

Strong thread (polyester or cotton) to use for tying and stitching

Soft string

Sewing kit – scissors, needles etc.

A piece of plastic pipe 40 – 50 cm long for Arashi shibori

Fabric: bring an assortment of natural fabrics such as cotton, cotton lawn, silk, fine linen and rayon. Pre-wash in non-biological washing product and dry. Do not use fabric softener.

You will need a maximum total of approx. 2 metres; I suggest buying half metres of 4 of the above and cut them into 30 cm pieces. We will not be dyeing huge piece of material but if you have a white cotton or linen T-Shirt or Blouse this is an option!

Indigo and auxiliaries will be supplied.

I will bring a selection of items for the class to use such as templates, pegs, clips and poles for some of the shibori techniques. If you have any others of your own please bring them.

Includes: Lunch, cake & refreshments.

Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner is an award winning textile artist - particularly known for her quilt art and her Shibori - in both the UK and internationally. She won the Jewel Patterson Scholarship for international Quilt Teachers in 1999, was awarded the Amy Emms MBE for services to Quilt-making in 2008 and the prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence as a lecturer in 2018. Janice is a former President of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles, a member of the Contemporary Quilt group of the QGBI and a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. She has been teaching stitched textile techniques including patchwork, quilting and Shibori for 30 years.

Janice is also one of the team of textile experts for Arena Travel, teaching and accompanying travellers on trips to Japan, USA, UK and mainland Europe.

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