Japanese shibori dyeing workshops in Hong Kong

I started out learning how to dye fabrics naturally from my mother when I was five or six. In her work she taught me that sumptuous colours with depth can be created from ingredients like beetroot, onions, coffee and tea. I love the way dyeing can make something very special out of anything that might be lacking a bit of originality.

Now that anything real and organic is on the rise, the beautiful art of Japanese shibori dyeing which involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth then dipping in indigo dye, is more relevant than ever. Australian textile artist and designer Cath Derksema of Prints Charming uses the shibori technique in her work and the good news for us in Hong Kong is Cath will be coming in early October to teach this highly addictive craft at Mirth in Aberdeen and the brand new KPC Yarn Studio in Lai Chi Kok.

 Workshops have limited places so visit stylebrief.bigcartel to secure your place.

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Shibori Workshops

Where: Mirth

The Mezzanine Floor

Yip Kan Street

Wong Chuk Hang

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2553 9811  

Time: 10 am – 1 pm 

Date: 3rd October 2015 

Price: US$170


KPC Yarn Studio 

Where: 1/F Novel Industrial Building 

850 – 870 Lai Chi Kok Road

Lai Chi Kok

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2371 7675

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm 

Date: 4th October 2015

Price: US$170

Number of seats: 8 only per class

What is included:

Enjoy three hours of absolute fun creating and engaging in the many facets of shibori dyeing. Cath will teach you the various steps involved in resist-dye shibori techniques such as tying and clamping; everyone will leave with their own over-sized hand-dyed muslin scarf, and Cath encourages you to bring any of your own pieces, think pillow slips, jeans, white t-shirts and linens that you might be interested in reinvigorating through this old-world approach. I can have napkins, silk scarves and pillow cases for purchase if you let me know in advance.

A selection of healthy snacks from Moxo Living and refreshments will also be provided thoughout the day.





2 Responses to Japanese shibori dyeing workshops in Hong Kong
  1. Elisha Rickward Reply

    Wow this looks terrific. So wish I was in HK on those dates to join in.

  2. MaryEllen Bailey Reply

    Hello I would like to sign up for one of the workshops… Preferably the 3rd, but I can do Oct. 4th as well. Thank you, MaryEllen

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