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Shibori & Indigo Dyeing workshop with Philomena Hali

Shibori – Japanese word for the art of shaped resist dyeing by using stitching, wrapping, capping, clamping, binding, folding, twisting, compressing. Many techniques will be demonstrated so that participants take away finished samples which have been dyed in an Indigo vat – that is made up as students observe.

Indigo dyeing is special – it is only the dyer who sees the transformation of a fluorescent green colour oxidize to an Indigo blue – the process is most absorbing with refreshing blue and white results, to keep you wanting to do more.

Date: 22 September
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: Peace Park
Fee: $145pp / $126 YAEi members + $20 materials kit via Eventbrite


This workshop is suitable for beginners, no previous experience necessary but a passion for hand stitching goes a long way.  Wear old clothes or bring an apron.  Indigo Vats are not disposed of – you will learn to maintain & refresh the vat when it is depleted.

***Bring water bottle and coffee/tea mug, camera, snacks

About the tutor:
Philomena Hali has developed her textile and fibre basket practice in Central Australia over the last 31 years. She revels in methods that provide texture, form & colour through various dye techniques. Phil has used Shibori as her main source of design and texture for more than 15 years, but now unites this method with Bojagi – (a Korean seam technique she learned when funded to go to Korea in 2012 , working with a Master & National Treasure of Bojagi & Embroidery Heesoon You).  Phil’s work involves, the use of stitch, in textile and fibre creations/basketry forms, combining her choice of dye, natural or synthetic, and manipulation processes.

‘I make because I love making – I rarely need a reason to be creative – it is what I do.’


  • 22 Sep 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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