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Shibori Indigo Dyeing Online

January 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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An Online Workshop!

Saturday, January 29, 12pm-2pm

About this Workshop:

Create beautiful one-of-a-kind tea towels and t-shirts by using the Shibori Indigo method of dyeing fabric. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric.

Level: All levels welcome!

Registration closes January 19, 2022 to allow time for students to gather/purchase their materials. With your registration you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” on downloading and using the Zoom video app.

Sample images by Sarah Matthews.


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.

Class Materials List:

Student will need to gather/purchase their own supplies for class. The materials list includes:

  • 1 Shibori Indigo Kit
  • 1 bag of wooden beads
  • 3 5-gallon buckets with 1 lid
  • Extra rubber bands (some come in the indigo kit)
  • Cotton string or yarn
  • Needle with large eye
  • Tarp or plastic trash bags to protect your surfaces
  • Scissors
  • Dishwashing gloves
  • An apron or clothes you don’t mind getting dye on
  • 8 pieces of 100% Cotton fabric for class – t-shirts, tea towels, etc. Get extra for after class because you will be able to dye with your vat for up to 36 hours.

Your Instructor:

Sarah Matthews is a 2016 MA Art & the Book graduate from the Corcoran College of Arts and Design, and holds an MBA with a Marketing Concentration and BS in Sociology from Bowie State University. Matthews’ work has been exhibited nationally and is part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, GWU’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Matthews is a full-time artist, teacher, & YouTuber (SARAHBEME). You can view her work at iamsarahmatthews.com.



“Sarah was excellent because she is caring, organized, clearly explains and demos well. I enjoyed the Zoom online workshop. A fair price with a wonderful instructor.”

—Previous Workshop Attendee

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