Shibori with Needle and Thread with Diana Gipson

  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
  • Sunday, October 02, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 02, 2022, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI091122DG
  • 2


  • $332 + $50 Materials Fee
  • $255 + $50 Materials Fee

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Shibori Stitch

This three-session workshop will introduce the basic Japanese Shibori technique of creating designs on silk fabric with needle and thread and then dyeing the fabric. You will learn how the simple running stitch can take you to the most intricate of dyed designs.

We will begin by creating multiple samples, then design and stitch a silk scarf. Between the second meeting and the third, you will have plenty of time to complete your stitching. On the third day, we will prepare your pieces for dyeing and use colorful hot silk acid dyes to complete your projects.

The instructor will provide silk fabric for samples, a hemmed silk scarf for each person, thread, needles, miscellaneous notions, and dyes. Additional hemmed silk scarves will be available for purchase from the instructor.

Supplies students should bring:

  • Scissors
  • 2”x18” quilters’ ruler
  • Notebook


  • There is a materials fee of $50 included in the price of the class. 
  • Skill Level: All skill levels welcome
  • Please bring a lunch (BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level).
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 


Diana Gipson is a fiber artist and teacher whose love of sewing began at an early age.  After raising a family, she returned to college and graduate school, where she was introduced to the Japanese design techniques of shibori stitching, fold and clamp, and pole wrapping. Hand-stitching on silk immediately became the predominant focus of her fiber art. She has continued to create shibori wall art and clothing, as well as teaching design and hand-dyeing workshops. Since moving to Port Townsend and then to Bainbridge Island from Boise, Idaho, where she taught art at Boise State, her shibori work has been shown locally in galleries and exhibitions, and her shibori clothing has been exhibited in P.T. Wearable Art Shows. She recently designed and executed shibori-stitched and dyed coordinated vestments for the Episcopal Church in Port Townsend.

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