Shibori Indigo 1 Day Workshop


Japanese-inspired dyeing on fabric and paper
with Samantha Tannous.

Saturday 19 August: 10am-4pm
Sunday 20 August: 10am-4pm

$35 materials fee pay directly to tutor, extra materials available for individual purchase.
Suitable for All Skill Levels, ages 16+

Achieve beautiful designs from folding, clamping, binding, stitching and manipulating fabrics and paper then dipping them into indigo vats.

  • Sam will demonstrate some simple techniques then you can experiment with your own ideas.
  • Indigo and natural dyes work best on natural materials such as silk, wool and cotton.
  • Sam will provide indigo blue vats in two tones, and each day’s class will enjoy a “surprise” vat or two made from plant materials – depending on what Sam can forage or collect.
  • Sam will offer plenty of fabrics and paper for sale, including silk scarves that you can wear home! If you want to bring some of your own ‘stash’, please do! Small lengths of fabric, skeins of yarn, a cotton shirt to “up-cycle”, or lovely papers such as cotton rag or mulberry papers – natural materials are best!
  • There will be plenty of string, clamps, arashi poles and other materials that you need to create your designs.

This is a one-day workshop! The same class will run on both days. Why not sign up to both days and double your dyeing! Or mix-and-match with other workshops.

SKU: SHIB-1D2023 Category:


About Samantha

Sam is a fibre and textile artist based in Jervis Bay NSW. She has been exhibiting her work in group and solo shows since 2015, and is most passionate about creating felt and mixed media sculpture.

She has spent many years learning the ‘chemistry’ of natural dyes and knows how to achieve beautiful colours and prints from plant matter onto textiles and paper.

She is the founder and organiser of Arts Muster which is all about making things together. Sam is a firm believer in the powers of art and craft to contribute to our wellness and happiness as humans.

Additional information


SATURDAY 19 August, SUNDAY 20 August

What to Bring

Student Requirements List

All optional!

  • Small skeins of yarn in natural materials eg wool, cotton, silk, hemp, ramie, linen, banana silk, etc. No synthetics (they won’t dye)
  • Small pieces of fabrics in natural materials as above
  • Papers made from cotton rag or mulberry for example – paper needs to withstand being wet
  • A white cotton shirt or small garment to “upcycle”


  • You must wear closed-toe shoes (no thongs or sandals)
  • Apron, protective clothes or old clothes

Materials fee $35 – payable directly to your tutor

Your Tutor will provide

  • A kit of beautiful fabrics and papers for you to dip and dye, including a silk scarf, a piece of silk fabric, some cotton fabric and some ‘cotton rag’ papers.
  • Extras will be available for individual purchase on the day.