Shibori Tie Dyeing Creative Beautiful Craft in Your Home

Shibori is a dyeing technique, craft projects, color, and creative uniqueness of patterns you can create a different.


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SHIBORI DYEING is a method that uses binding, folding, twisting, and compressing of fabric to make a pattern of resisting dye. And resulting in a unique and interesting texture effects in the finished fabric.


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Shibori is simple to do in your home – the basic materials are cotton fabric, an old scarf or sweater, curtains, duvets, or something knit for the purpose.


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Also, when choosing fabric or clothing, it’s important that made of natural fibers. Cotton, wool, silk or linen work best. Be sure to wash and fully dry before using!

Really indigo dyeing kit, which contains everything you need to do a shibori dyeing project. If you don’t go the kit route, you’ll need indigo dye, wood blocks, rubber bands and rubber gloves.

You’ll also need a large container to mix the dye in (one with an airtight lid is ideal if you want to keep the dye longer than a day), and if you’re working indoors, you’ll want some plastic drop cloths to protect the area your surfaces from the dye. But if you have outdoor space in which to dye, that’s the way to go!

For the most traditional shibori look, go with solid white fabric. Cotton responds really well to indigo dye, so cotton is a great choice for your first attempts. Be sure to wash and fully dry before using.


Here are just a few basic shibori tie-dyeing techniques to try:


Is known as the shape-resist technique. The cloth is folded like an accordion and sandwiched between two pieces of wood or any flat shaped object, and patterns depending on the folds, binding object and placement of rubber bands. Simple Itajime shibori clicking HERE.


It’s also known as the pole-wrapping technique. The cloth is wrapped on a diagonal around a pole or cylindrical object (old PVC piping) and then tightly bound by wrapping thread or wire up and down the pole. Simple Arashi shibori clicking HERE.


Is known as the pleat and bind technique. It involves binding the fabric in close sections, which results in several spider-like designs. Start by folding the fabric into an accordion. Pinch and bind into equal sections. Simple Kumo shibori clicking HERE.

It was quite fun to make and you’re quite pleased with the results. Inspired by this technique Your wanted to give a try using two different dye color (free to use the colors you like). Many people use simple techniques to produce silk scarves, clothing, and handbags.

To do this, we’ll need:

  • Indigo Tie-Dye Kit
  • Natural fabrics, clothing, to dye
  • PVC / Copper Pipe (for Arashi)
  • Found objects (for Kumo)
  • 2 5 gallon buckets
  • Rubber gloves
  • Rubber bands
  • Twine
  • Scissors



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