Dip Into Shibori Fabric Dyeing

Immerse yourself in the colors and patterns of Shibori fabric dyeing, one of the oldest Japanese dyeing techniques, dating back to over 1300 years. Folding, clamping, and stitching the fabric before dying creates dynamic patterns and designs. Author and expert dyer, Lynn Koolish, shares the Shibori dyeing techniques and tricks she learned throughout the years through precise instructions and demonstrations. 

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or you’ve dyed fabric before, you’ll come away from this Shibori class with new fabric dyeing skills and a stack of unique fabrics you can use in quilts or other fiber art projects. Lynn guides you through basic dyeing instructions, how to mix and apply Procion fiber-reactive dyes, and shows you easy Shibori techniques that are guaranteed to produce spectacular results. With any color selections your heart desires, you will create unique hues and shapes that transform your art into a one-off piece. By the end of the course, you may even end up with an updated wardrobe of hand-dyed clothes!

What you will learn

  • Basic dyeing process includes mixing and applying Procion fiber-reactive dyes. Use any color including blue that looks just like Indigo

  • Folding, clamping, pipe wrapping, pleating, and stitching are just a few of the techniques covered.

  • Bonus lesson on how to use your sewing machine for Shibori stitching is included

  • Easy, inexpensive tools are all you need: clothespins, binder clips, rubber bands, rope, twine, PVC pipe, and even a Slinky

  • Learn how to pick your fabric or upcycle a white tablecloth, t-shirt, pillowcase, and more.

  • Includes 1-year access to the course materials, direct contact with your instructor through in-course discussion rooms, and access to our private community boards where you can meet other Creative Sparklers.


+ FREE Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Dyeing eBook (Value $11.99)How can you make quilting or crafting more fun? Add color! Everything you need to know about creating fabulous hand-dyed fabrics is right in this eBook - what supplies to get, basic techniques to try, and how to achieve different visual effects. Photo galleries give you lots of ideas for projects to show off the results.

Think You Have to Use Indigo? Think Again!

Dynamic Dyeing: Shibori Color and Pattern

Explore the ancient Japanese art of Shibori fabric dyeing! The course starts with basic dyeing instructions on how to mix and apply dyes, then shows you easy Shibori techniques that are guaranteed to produce spectacular results.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!

    2 Videos 1 Text 3 PDFs 1 Download

  • Tools and Supplies for Shibori Fabric Dyeing

    3 Videos

  • Fabric Dyeing Basics

    9 Videos

  • Shibori Techniques

    9 Videos 1 PDF

  • Wrapping Up

    1 Video 1 Text