DIY Shibori Fabric dye

  • Date

    August 07, 2018

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Category

    Sewing

01. Intro

This project shows you different techniques on how to dye any kind of fabric in different geometrical patterns (Shibori). Each of the techniques will require different props.

02. How to

For this project I bought 2 m of IKEA‘s Bomull fabric which is basically cheap and unbeleeched cotton fabric. For any project similar to this one cotton fabric is the choice to make because synthetic fibres won’t hold up the color as well.

I’m showing you four different techniques and patterns.

Arashi Shibori – Pipe

You’ll need tape, a plastic pipe and rope or yarn.

 

Instructions:

 

Fold the fabric in half until it has reached approx. 30x20cm. Stick one end diagonally on the tube with the tape and wrap the fabric around the pipe. Secure in place with rope or yarn and knot the ends together.

 

Hachinosu Shibori – Rope

For this pattern you’ll need an additional rope (approx. 1m length).

Instructions:

lay the fabric flat in front of you and put the rope on one end of the fabric and wrap the fabric around the rope. Now try to push the fabric as tight together as possible and tie the ends in a knot.

 

Naname Goshi Shibori – Triangular wood

For this pattern you’ll need two wooden rectangles and rubber bands.

 

Instructions:

 

fold a long strip out of your fabric in an accordion style. Then fold a triangle also in an accordion style. Attach a wooden triangle on top of the bulk and on the bottom and secure in place with rubber bands.

Itajima Shibori – Square wood

For this pattern you’ll need two wooden squares and rubber bands.

 

Instructions:

 

fold a long strip out of your fabric in an accordion style. Then fold a square also in an accordion style. Attach a wooden square on top of the bulk and on the bottom and secure in place with rubber bands.

 

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