Indigo Shibori by Jane Callender

Jane Callender is an award winning textile artist specialising in indigo dyeing with shibori with a focus on stitched resist. Her expertise is built up over thirty years’ experience and she shares this through international teaching, presentations and more recently online interactive classes. The author and illustrator of two books, she designs and produces unique and practical products for her ‘callishibori’ range. These include templates, stencils, downloadable motifs and patterns which enable the user to fully engage in both beginners level shibori techniques and advanced shibori techniques.

Aizome – The Craft of Japanese Indigo-dyeing

Jane is a contributing artist to this exhibition which is free.
Due to public interest it has been extended and will now be showing until
September 29th 2023.
It is advisable to take ID.
Embassy of Japan, 101 – 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT


A best seller taking readers through basic shibori and on to advanced shibori techniques. Innovative combinations include bo maki shibori, itajime and boshi. Also published in French.

A focus on geometry for pattern repeats. The use of grids will enable the development of advanced shibori patterns such as Hemp Leaf and Tatewaku. Also published in Japanese and Chinese.

These include the Journal of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, World of Embroidery, Australia’s Textile Fibre Forum, Selvedge and The Maker’s Atelier. Chinese and Hungarian articles are included.

Courses & Workshops

Jane’s effective teaching model has proved ideal for these interactive sessions.

These are held at suitable venues and established workshops and studios.

Attend a workshop or summer school in the beautiful Waveney Valley area.

Indigo & Shibori

Dip into the mesmerising mystery that is indigo and marvel at its alchemy.

Belonging to the genre of resist dyed textiles, shibori is in a world of its own.

Callishibori products

Shibori at your fingertips

Jane Callender has designed a unique range of stitched shibori tools which are available to buy online. They cover a wide range of techniques which will guide the beginner and the more experienced into exploring advanced shibori techniques. They include hira-nui, ori-nui, miru-nui, maki-age, sugi-nui, guntai shibori, maki-nui and awase-nui. A selection of instructions for her stitched shibori patterns and motifs are available as immediate downloads.

Choose individual leaves or more elaborate blossom motifs. Immediate download.

Complete with instructions these solid shapes come in two sizes. Posted items.

A selection of dynamic shapes, intricately cut with row guides for miru shibori. Posted items.

These pattern plans will help you design a unique shibori fabric. Immediate download.

Bag patterns with clear diagrams for your beautiful shibori fabrics. Immediate download.

This thread has proved to be a favourite. It doesn’t fray and is very strong. Posted item.