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Itajime Shibori Shapes

Itajime Shibori Shapes

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Shibori is a traditional Japanese method where cloth is manipulated in various ways. Itajime shibori is a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood held in place with string. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover. 

We have discovered wooden blocks need to be replaced after some time, and they can also float to the top of the dye bath if using lightweight timber. Our acrylic shapes can be used repeatedly without absorbing the dye. They wash clean, so they can be used for multiple dye uses without leaching old dyes onto your fabrics and are also heavy enough to sink into the dye bath.


  • Laser-cut from high-quality 3mm thick gloss white acrylic
  • Supplied with protective paper on front and back, which easily peels off
  • Use string, elastic bands, pegs or clamps to hold in place.
  • Made in Australia

The following shapes are available:

  • Circles set. 1 pair each of 5cm & 7cm
  • Squares set. 1 pair each of 5cm & 7cm
  • Full circle and square set includes 1 pair each of circles (5cm & 7cm) and squares (5cm & 7cm)
  • Equilateral Triangles. 1 pair of 8cm sides
  • Lunar phases set. Full/waxing/waning/quarter moon shapes. 2 of each. 7cm

We offer an Indigo Shibori workshop in our studio. For more details and to book, visit our website.

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Here at Handmaker’s Factory, we seek to create an inclusive space for all persons, regardless of culture, gender, sexuality, religion or ability, to visit and enjoy safely. 
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation, in which we live and work. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging and to all First Nations peoples. This is stolen land. Sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty was never signed. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.