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Wanting to create unique fabric patterns using centuries old techniques for fashion or home design? Then create beautiful hand-dyed textiles in this beginner's course in Shibori dyeing method .

Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique dating back as early as the 8th century and involves intricately tying, folding, twisting and stitching fabrics before being immersed in rich dyes. Learn these techniques from local artist and designer India Collins and explore the many resulting patterns - repeated and unique. These dyeing techniques will also be used in reverse where colour is removed from blue denims leaving behind rich patterns and textures. Fabric selection includes recycled denim, linen and cotton, all 100% natural fibres - students are encouraged to upcycle natural fibre fabric from home! Course details


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1300 656 959

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, this short course is aimed at beginner and intermediate skills.

Resources required

Students will be required to provide recycled or new cotton fabric (or other 100% natural fibre).


Cairns Campus: 1 morning a week for 4 weeks. Fridays from 9:00am - 11:30am. Located in R Block, Art Studio R1.32-40.



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Additional costs for listed materials under Resources Required .


Non Accredited Course - Introduction to Shibori Textile Dyeing Workshop

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 February 2018

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