(307) Easy Shibori with Fiber Reactive Dyes

Shibori—Japanese style immersion dyeing—can be created so simply and easily at home! We’ll use small buckets or containers and affordable fiber reactive dyes to make gorgeous garments, home accessories, or yardage for sewing and crafting. Anything that is a plant fiber (like cotton, linen, rayon, hemp, etc.) can be used for this class.


X-Jessica Kaufman

Experience Level:

Open to All

Class Length:

Two-hour Class

Class Day/Time:

Sunday Morning

Maximum Class Size:


Materials fee:

$18 covers everything needed including three colors of your choice. Order kits with a class discount after April 10th at www.waxonstudio.com/mafa-kits. Shipping cost is extra.

Student Supplies:

  • Small buckets or containers to hold a dye bath of 0.5 to 1 gallon of water.
  • Fiber reactive dyes, about 1 Tbsp of each color desired. (I recommend the 2 ounce jars from Dharma Trading Company).
  • Soda ash powder.
  • Fabric and/or clothing made from 100% cellulose fibers (i.e., a cotton apron, tote bag, etc). Please pre-wash your fabric & garments before class.
  • Rubber bands (optional: some strong string, such as kite string, if desired.
  • A stain-proof work surface.
  • Gloves.

Enrolled students will receive an email with a link-filled shopping list. An Easy Shibori kit with a class discount will be available after April 10th at www.waxonstudio.com/mafa-kits.