Sun, Feb 23 | Bay and Bush Cottages

Indigo Shibori Dyeing with Helena

SOLD OUT! Please contact us for additional dates. Bring gorgeous blues to life with this unique indigo shibori dyeing experience with local renowned textile artist Helena Geiger
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Time & Location

Feb 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Bay and Bush Cottages, Woollamia Rd, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia

About The Event

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press." In this workshop we will use a beautiful organic indigo dye which results in stunning shades of blue.

In this half day workshop, Helena will start by introducing Indigo Shibori Dyeing, the technique, tips and tricks on how to replicate this craft at home. Helena will also demonstrate different methods and what can be achieved - all while the vat is getting ready. This will give everyone time and inspiration for the pieces they will want to make. You will then move on to practicing what you have just learnt!

You will get 4 50cm square white cotton pieces of fabric to try out different techniques (incl. clamping, using elastic bands, tracing shapes etc). These pieces can then be framed or used for quilting for example or even to make cushion covers.

You will then also get to dye a calico bag and a muslin scarf to 'have another go'! And feel free to bring some of your white cotton like a tee-shirt to make some more!!!

This is a one of a kind experience.... Helena Geiger, local to Jervis Bay, has over 20 years devoted to creating stunning work with textile design. Her career is constantly evolving. Her work with galleries, interior designers, furnishing and fashion retailers and many cultural organisations has earned her a stellar reputation for unique, varied and functional fabric craftsmanship.

This workshop takes place at the divine Bay & Bush Cottages in Woollamia, a stone's throw from Huskisson, in the heart of Jervis Bay. And you can make a weekend of it by staying there, you won't be disappointed. Contact us for details!

A minimum of 6 participants is required for us to host this unique experience and we'll take a max of 10 lucky people so we can keep it nice and intimate!

PRICE: $200 includes ALL materials & scrumptious morning tea. $375 for 2.

Please note:

Your space in a class is reserved only once full payment has been received.

This ticket is non refundable, but if you are aware you will be unable to attend, you may pass your ticket to someone else you wish to come in your place. Please let us know their details by emailing

If we have to cancel a class due to minimum class numbers not being met, or a cancellation from a creative for some reason, we may do so at any time prior to the class scheduled date and time. You will receive a full refund OR you can choose to attend another class of the same value.

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