Shibori DIY

by Rachel Baker on May 21, 2014

The crafting site, honestlyWTF, is celebrating their 4 Year Anniversary, and to celebrate they are re-posting their first post ever. FWIW, its AMAZING!

WTF’s first post was on Shibori, which is a Japanese technique for dyeing:

Shibori is a Japanese term for methods of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with the shibori technique dates back to the 8th century where indigo was the main dye used. We were immediately inspired by this fascinating technique, it’s history and beauty. After much research, we decided to tackle 3 techniques of Shibori dyeing with an Indigo Tie Dye Kit, a few old white shirts and scarves, and several household items.

I will be trying this in the near future. I just bought a bunch of white bandanas for some unknown reason and this may be exactly what I do with them.

Here’s the Shibori Editorial:

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