Indigo Shibori Dying
My name is Vivien Prideaux and I am excited to be able to share with you my lifelong knowledge and expertise of Indigo dyeing and Shibori.
Welcome to a fascinating world of wars, tradition, customs and exquisite hues of indigo blues!
Over the two days we will work through the basics of Shibori - stitching, folding, clamping and pole wrapping and dye the samples in the Indigo zinc-lime vat.
We will look at other methods of reducing indigo for dyeing.
This will give you a very good grounding of both Shibori and Indigo and allow you to develop your own style to use within your work after the workshop.
I have shortened the Student requirement list - I ask you bring natural cloths you already have!
Apron, face mask and rubber gloves – wear your work clothes and shoes!
Water erasable marker pen
Sketch book – notepad and pen
Strong thread polyester/button thread – not cotton as usually not strong enough.
Sewing kit – scissors, needles tape measure etc
Fabric – bring an assortment of any natural fabrics you alredy have such as cotton, cotton lawn, silk, fine linen, rayon, viscose. Please pre-wash your fabrics – I pop my natural fibre cloths into the washing machine on an eco programme with a cup of washing soda only and then line dry. You will need a maximum total of approx. 2 metres.
I will bring all other dye auxiliaries - Cost £8.00 per person.
I will have some copies of my book ‘A Hand Book of Indigo Dyeing’ Search press ISBN 978-1-84448-767-7
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on