dyeing play day: Shibori

Yesterday was bright and sunny (albeit cold). I decided to ‘play’ with Shibori, a Japanese term for a method of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing. (Here’s a link with a little DIY-Shibori how-to.)

dye pot_sheepyhollow

Katie likes purple. I used inexpensive flea market (100 % cotton) shop towels and Rit dye. I thought I’d get a feel for the technique of wrapping, before I used bed linens and indigo!

shibori test_sheepyhollow

There’s definitely a learning curve!

shibori1_sheepyhollow

No where near perfection, but, oh what fun!!

shiboritest1_sheepyhollow

Happy Day!

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5 thoughts on “dyeing play day: Shibori

    • Thank you Lorraine!! I was a typical Michigan day! Dumped several inches of snow one day… and the next warmish and sunny! I couldn’t resist hanging my dye ‘experiment’ project on the line to snap a photo!! That blue sky… maybe I should do it in watercolor!!! eeeeeee!!!

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