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Shibori Cushion Cover Workshop

  • Fleurieu Arthouse 202 Main Road McLaren Vale Australia (map)

Create something beautiful to take home while you explore this ancient art, and experience the magic and mystery of the indigo vat.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient art of 'shibori' and practise a technique of your choice on your 50cm x 50cm renewable cotton cushion cover. When your cushion cover is prepared, we will explore the indigo vat.

‘Shibori' - tie, bind or stitch resists into your 50cm x 50cm renewable natural cotton cushion cover, then immerse in the indigo vat and watch the magic unfold! Take home a beautiful piece to adorn your bed or favourite chair.

Visual Artist and Designer, Kate Fitton, will share her passion for resist binding plus indigo dyeing and guide you through the process. All products and materials will be prepared ready for you to relax in the company of a small group and explore your creativity.

This 3 hour workshop is suitable for enthusiastic creatives to freely explore the timeless expression of this ancient art, and also for newbie creatives who might need more guidance and assistance. No experience is necessary. Shibori can be as simple as snapping on a few rubber bands to intricate stitched designs. Additional natural cushion covers will be available to purchase ($10 each, cash only) for speedy creators who want the opportunity to create a pair.

This workshop is in conjunction with, 'It's Quiet Here', a group exhibition where you can see Kate's shibori work on display from 21 October to the 25 November in the Fleurieu Arthouse gallery. 

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Suitable for ages 13+
Please note: children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Refund Policy: No refunds available

Questions? Please email Kate at

Earlier Event: 2 November
Plein Air Painting with Lynn Lobo