Itajime Shibori Workshop at Wiper and True

Fancy trying a traditional art form in one of Bristol's most beloved breweries? Whether you come alone or bring your mates, this workshop will make for a truly unique experience!

Join your host Rhyannan, from Oxidate Design, at Wiper and True's taproom for a special Itajime Shibori workshop. The Japanese tradition of Shibori, otherwise known as 'tie and dye' in the West, has developed into a unique art form with many specialist areas.

This workshop focuses on a specific method called 'itajime' which means folded/clamped in Japanese. This Japanese resist dyeing technique involves folding your fabric into a grid of repeating geometric shapes, before clamping and dyeing the fabric to produce stunning kaleidoscopic patterns with a psychedelic edge. They're showstoppers for sure...

Exploring colours and playing with shapes, these mysterious bundles open out into spectacular patterns which look even more beautiful when you hold them up to the light. Brush up on this practice's rich history and culture, as you absorb your host's wealth of knowledge before you try making your own.

Food and drink

  • You'll receive 15% off drinks during the workshop
  • Choose from a wide selection of beautiful beers, brewed on site, plus top notch wines from Cave Bristol, locally produced spirits, ciders, soft drinks and alcohol-free options
  • Delicious Japanese food is also available on-site from Wiper and True's resident chefs Eatchu

This is a condensed version of Oxidate Design's usual two-hour long workshop, and you will make one finished Shibori to take home with you. Discover Rhyannan's full programme of workshops here.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £27
Concession £22
Group Ticket (Ticket for 2 participants) £44

What people are saying

Sam Newton-Fenner
Feb 2023

Got this for my parents after doing a session myself, and we all loved it! Very happy with the pi...

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Olivia Plato
Feb 2023

Workshop was really engaging and fun. The results were amazing for an hours work! The host was fr...

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Chris Arr
Feb 2023

A nice introduction to the artform. Rhyannan was knowledgeable and friendly and took the time to ...

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How to get there


  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Rhyannan Hall

Operating under the moniker ‘Oxidate Design’ Rhyannan produces fine art textiles and leads workshops. She believes textiles are essential to the survival of humankind - they tell us who we are and where we're from.

Rhyannan's work is an inventive reimagining of a 140-year-old Japanese textile dyeing method called ‘Arashi Shibori’. Seeing the potential for this craft to become an expressive art form, Rhyannan has been practicing arashi since 2014. She's always experimenting with different materials, media and methods.

Rhyannan brings a fresh angle to this craft by adding a dash of Bristol: the art, the politics, the music. Her artwork 'Eraser' was displayed at Japan's Toyama Museum of Art and Design, as part of the prestigious KOGEI award - celebrating innovation in artisan crafts.

Since then, Rhyannan has been awarded a grant from the Daiwa Foundation for travel and research in Japan in 2022.

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