Create Elegance and Design with Simple Stitches

Shibori artist and indigo dyer Debbie Maddy, the instructor behind the popular Organic Indigo Vats, is letting you in on all the secrets behind shibori stitch resist methods. Traveling the world to learn the art of shibori, Debbie is an experienced instructor who will guide you each step of the way. Stitches act as a “resist” so the dye cannot stain certain areas of the fabric. Using this method, you can draw with the thread to create unique, beautiful designs. 

With a list of supplies and shibori fabrics on hand, you'll begin your stitch resist journey by learning how to mark your fabrics. Debbie demonstrates several design variations that can be achieved from a basic running stitch. You'll learn more complex stitches for stunning design results and how to finish your final fabrics with Debbie's tips for a high-quality look. Bundle this course with Organic Indigo Vats to learn how to create your own organic indigo dyeing vat.

What you will learn

  • Use a simple running stitch for different dye pattern results

  • Go at your own pace with feedback from Debbie

  • Achieve even pleats and tight stitches for Katano designs

  • Learn a variety of stitch techniques for endless design possibilities

  • Finish your fabrics to make them light fast and wash fast

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Debbie Will Hook You Up With Supplies

Not sure where to purchase your supplies? You can order a kit with the supplies needed to start stitching, including needles, thread, markers, and a variety of fabrics. Debbie also offers a kit for creating a 4 ½ gallon indigo vat. Available on Debbie's website.

Stitch Resist for Shibori

Draw shibori patterns with thread! From creating the proper set-up to stitch techniques, learn to stitch resist for shibori dyeing. This class does NOT include instructions on setting the vat but is available as a bundle with Organic Indigo Vat.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text 1 PDF

  • Chapter 1 - Supplies and Downloads

    1 Video

  • Chapter 2 - Thread & Tying Knots

    1 Video

  • Chapter 3 - Straight Line Stitching (Sampler #1)

    5 Videos 1 PDF

  • Chapter 4 - Tiny Even Pleats

    6 Videos

  • Chapter 5 - Large Even Pleats for Katano

    6 Videos

  • Chapter 6 - Zig Zag (Four Styles)

    8 Videos

  • Chapter 7 - Circles (Sampler #2)

    6 Videos

  • Chapter 8 - Japanese Larch

    4 Videos

  • Chapter 9 -Dyeing in the Vat

    1 Video 1 Download

  • Closing

    1 Video 1 Text