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march, 2023

04mar2:30 pm5:30 pmBeginners Shibori (Itajime)Learn the Japanese art of Shibori (Itajime) with Rob Jones

Event Details

Shibori is the Japanese art of stitched and bound resist. It is a slow craft, often requring many hours of binding, stitching and pulling up of threads, followed by multiple dyeing processes. This and the variations in tension and preassure applied in construction mean that every piece produced is unique. learn the traditional methods of this beautiful series of techniques and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues.

You will be taught a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design. How to dye with indigo using a pre prepared vat as well as how to unpick your finished work to reveal your designs! This sessionexpands the range of Shibori techniques from the Beginners Shibori class, focusing on clamping resist techniques, known as Itajime. This workshop will teach the three basic folding techniques for preparing fabric for clamp resist dying, known as ‘Kikko’ – equilateral triangles, right angle triangles and squares. These can be varied to achieve different effects.

Fabrications welcomes Rob Jones to teach this class! Rob is a textile designer specialising in the ancient Japanese art of Shibori, using stitch, bound and clamped resist techniques to create intricate patterns and textures on scarves, table linens and lampshades. He selects both new and vintage textiles, sourcing beautiful old kimono silk from Japan and vintage and modern clothes from the UK for his creations, made at his studio in Hackney. Rob has studied at West Dean College and under Bryan Whitehead in Fujino, Japan in 2014.

On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:

– Use different binding, stitching, free clamping and board clamping techniques for resist dyeing

– How to use different clamps on the same piece to achieve different effects

– Recreate the ‘Sekka’ (snowflake) Japanese design

– Set up an indigo dye bath and how to get different shades of this lovely blue (indigo is a natural dye)

– Take apart your finished work to reveal your designs

The class is aimed at beginners but any and all levels are welcome!

In the morning session, Rob will give an introduction to stitch resist Shibori designs. Get a discount when you book the full day!

TIME: 2:30 – 5:30pm

Class Size: 6 students

Please Bring: Your own rubber gloves (washing up style)

Includes all materials (but you are also welcome to bring your own) We also provide shirts to dye in but please avoid wearing your favourite clothes and shoes!

PRICE: £100 (Full Day of Shibori) or £55 (Itajime)

HOW TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE

Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)




(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Rob JonesLondon-based Romor Designs was formed in the autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural

Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.