Shibori: Tie Dye Tote Bags with Robyn

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What’s it all about?

Shibori is a traditional Japanese style of decorative dyeing – a bit like tie dye but also a bit more intentional. In this class we’ll be combining shibori dyeing with sashiko embroidery to create lovely stitches and patterns.

Come along and combine art and textiles and you stitch your own patterns to be transformed through the dyeing process. We’ll be dying cotton tote bags so your creative work can be both functional and shown off everyday!

In this Shibori class Robyn will help you design, prepare, stitch and dye. All materials provided.

This class doesn’t require any sewing experience.

What will we cover?

In this hands on class Robyn will cover:

  • History of sashiko and shibori – materials, uses, ingredients
  • Preparing fabrics, including basic sewing stitch and pattern making
  • Preparing dye
  • Dying process

All tools and materials provided to create a Shibori dyed tote bag.


  • Wheelchair Accessibility Venue
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreter Upon Request 
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Who will be teaching?

Robyn Bunting is a reuse, repurpose and remake enthusiast who is the owner of the studio and business ‘Harold and Maude
on level 2 of the Nicholas Building, that focuses on recycling,
repurposing and remaking.

She has spent 35 years working in theatre,
film and television industry making all sorts of things using sewing
technique of all types.

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Photos: raw fabric and dyed circles by Teacher; wet fabric by Teona Swift via…

Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot Maddy (she/her) an email at