Japanese Nui Shibori with Needle and Thread
Japanese Nui Shibori with Needle and Thread
Japanese Nui Shibori with Needle and Thread
Japanese Nui Shibori with Needle and Thread
Japanese Nui Shibori with Needle and Thread

Japanese Nui Shibori with Needle and Thread

March 24 -26

Regular price $325.00

DATE: FRI, SAT, SUN, March 24 - 26, 2023
TIME: 10:00AM – 4:00PM PT
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18 and up)
LOCATION: In Person at Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)


This workshop will introduce the basic Japanese Shibori technique of creating designs with only a needle and thread. You will learn how a single running stitch can take you to the most intricate of designs.

Teaching artist Diana Gipson will lead students in creating multiple stitched samples, and design and stitch a silk scarf.  You will prepare the pieces for dyeing, and use colorful hot silk acid (permanent) dyes to complete the projects.  Additional scarves will be available for purchase.


  • Materials fee of $30 to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
  • Teacher Supplies: Silk fabrics, needles, threads, silk scarves, dyes. 
  • Students need to bring:  2” or 4”x14” quilters’ ruler, water soluble marking pen, scissors, seam ripper, notebook and pen.
  • Full supply details will be provided upon registration.


After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including Zoom links for online courses. A stable internet connection provides the best experience. Learn more


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.


This courses is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. Get a membership today!

Olympic Art & Office and Quimper Mercantile offer a 10% discount for Northwind Art School students.

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