Callishibori Blue Leaf Studio - 01986 788644
enabling you to create shibori and experience the magic of indigo
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 Jane Callender


April 13 World Textile Day,
East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Ave, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey,
KT24 6QT

May 19 Shenzhen, China
Display and forum at Mission Hills Resort, Shenzhen.

May 20 - 26 Beijing, China
Exhibiting at NICE CHOICE Internaitonal Crafts Design Workshop NICE Gallery, Beijing City


June 7 – 8 Private group workshop, Norfolk

June 30 – July 4th West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex

July 22nd – 26th Summer School Norfolk option of additional w/e 27,28th

For further information on three day and Summer Schools in Norfolk click here

Sept 9 – 13th Washington State, USA
Pacific North West Art School, Whidbey Island, Address: 15 NW Birch Street, Coupeville WA 98239

Sept 20 - 22 Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii.
'The venue for this 3 day workshop is set in in the beautiful Reeds Island area of Hilo. Some accommodation is available on site.
For more information and to book your place please contact Jane at

Oct 1 - 6th Auckland, New Zealand
Quilt Symposium: 'Illuminating Creativity'
St. Cuthbert's College, Epsom, Aukland


March 19th – 23rd Aya Fibre Studio, Florida, America
March 26th – 30th Penland School of Craft, N. Carolina, America
April 4th - 8th Conneaut, OH 44030
Facilitator: Deb Berkebile
June 6th – 9th Zijdelings, Tilburg, Holland
June 27th Nagoya, Japan
'Mastering nui- shibori for artistic expression' pre symposium workshop
Sept 2nd – 8th  Manoir de Kerledan, Brittany, France
Includes a short video
Sept 26th – 30th Maiwa Symposium, Vancouver, Canada
Oct 5th – 9th Mendocino Arts Centre,
Oct 11 - 13 Slow fibre Studio, Berkeley
Oct 16 - 17 San Luis Obispo
Facilitator: Patricia Martin
Oct 19 - 21 State Cal Uni, Long Beach
Facilitator: Carrie Burckle

For further information on 'Blueleaf' master classes and Summer Schools in Norfolk click here

Please book into the July course first

July 23 – 27 with continuation option of the weekend, 28th and 29th


To book contact:

MAR 5-6 & 7-10 AUSTRALIA
Grampian Textures
Organiser: Marion Mathews

JUNE 10 -12 UK
To book contact:

To book contact:
Alison Mountain and Jeanette Sendler

JULY 25 - 29 UK
Norfolk Summer School
To book contact:
6 particpants maximum

OCT 21 - 25 UK
To book contact:
Christine Chester

AUG 13 - 20 FRANCE
Chateau Dumas
To book contact: Chateau Dumas
Lizzie Hume

Maiwa Symposium, Vancouver
To book contact:
Dr. Charllotte Kwon

Talk Friday Sept 30
Indigo and Pattern
Northern Fibres Guild, Yukon Territory
Venue:Yukon College Lecture Room
Time: 7.30

To organise a Workshop
Depending on the duration of the workshop a natural bio vat, a natural thio-urea vat and a synthetic hydrosulphate vat will be in use, all of which fully make use of indigos extraordinary capabilities.

Workshops can happen -
  • At an established teaching venue
  • At your home or venue near you
  • At 'Blueleaf' in Norfolk

For 'Blueleaf' workshops and Summer Schools in Norfolk click here
For Accommodation in Norfolk click here
'Summertime Blues'
2015 in France 22-29 August
2016 in France 13 - 20 August
Those who enjoy the magic of indigo dyeing should consider shibori as this ancient technique evokes the same emotions; suspense, surprise, excitement and wonder. Our tutor Jane Callender (Cally) has been exploring shibori for well over three decades and will share her skills helping you to create beautiful patterns on cloth. Our week begins with techniques such as itajime (fold and clamp) bo maki, including arashi (cylinder wrapping) as well as several methods of stitching and binding. You will have an opportunity to dye cotton, linen and silk in both woad natural and synthetic indigo vats, experiment with iron rust and natural tannins such as pomegranate. At the end of your visit you will unfold and unravel your own collection of intricate and individual blue pieces.

Selvedge will once again take up residence at Chateau Dumas. Set on a hill in peaceful, rolling countryside, less than an hour north of Toulouse international airport, Chateau Dumas is a 22 acre private estate with a large pool and glorious panoramic views. Chose from our range of courses and join the Selvedge team and eleven other participants in a week long creative holiday. You’ll learn new skills with our inspirational tutors, enjoy the delicious cuisine, visit flea markets and brocantes and the medieval market town of St Antonin Noble Val. Prices start at €1580. Click on the selvedge website address above for more information.



Presentations and talks

'Pattern; the right moves'

This new talk, based on her book, journeys through the twists and turns of pattern making and includes fun and surprise animation. It includes patterning with shibori.

'Indigo and the Tightening Thread'

'Bolts from the Blue'

All presentations are with PowerPoint, and Jane can bring her own laptop, projector and screen if necessary. Please contact her should you wish to book a date. Textiles and Callishibori products are brought to every presentation.








Canberra Group 2013






2012 Summer school attendees. L to R.
Jennifer Thomas, local lass and traveller; Frauke Eigen, installation artist & photographer, Germany,
Kim Winter, SDA member & writer, London, and Marilyn Hall, wedding dress designer & maker from Warwickshire on her third summer school.

Marilyn & Frauke indigoing in the dyehouse.
Above. Master class for Bernadette and Ian Howard
of Woad Inc. 2005