Workshops with Janice Gunner

‘Inspired by Japan’ Workshops

I offer seven exciting workshops inspired by my trips to Japan and my many years of experience with Shibori dyeing and Sashiko stitching.


After Boro

Boro is the Japanese word for rags! These much sought after recycled garments and bed covers were repaired and reused out of necessity.

Spend a day learning all about these unintended works of art. Taking inspiration from my real Japanese Boro and new pieces that I’ve made in this style, you’ll make a small piece of your own using new or recycled cotton fabrics with simple piecing methods and relaxing Sashiko style hand stitching.

One day workshop. Content © Janice Gunner.

After Boro I © Janice Gunner


Japanese Sashiko Quilting

This really is my most popular workshop! Shibori dyeing refers to a variety of resist techniques to produce amazing patterns or textures on fabric.

Shibori refers to a variety of resist dyeing techniques to produce amazing patterns or textures on fabric. A one day workshop will give you a taster of preparing and dyeing three different techniques including stitched, tied and wrapped techniques. Two days will give you an in depth day of preparation including the above techniques plus many more before dyeing on the second day.

This workshop is also available using Procion MX colour dyes instead of indigo.

Note: Using both types of dye together in the same workshop is only an option on courses of 4 days or more.

One or two day workshop. Content © Janice Gunner.

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Shibori Dyed with Indigo

Boro is the Japanese word for rags! These much sought after recycled garments and bed covers were repaired and reused out of necessity.

Spend a day learning all about these unintended works of art. Taking inspiration from my real Japanese Boro and new pieces that I’ve made in this style, you’ll make a small piece of your own using new or recycled cotton fabrics with simple piecing methods and relaxing Sashiko style hand stitching.

One day workshop. Content © Janice Gunner.

After Boro I © Janice Gunner