* Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press."
|participants' dyed bandanas. beautiful indigo blue.|
- cotton cloth
- disposable mesh bags
- dried indigo leaves 100g (0.25 lb)
- water 1.5 liter ( 0.4 U.S.gallon )
- sodium carbonate 15g x 3 (0.5 oz x 3 )
- sodium hydroxide 15g x 3 (0.5 oz x 3 )
1) boil dried indigo leaves in mesh bags with sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate in a bowl three times.
2) take out the dye
3)tie and sew a cotton cloth as you like ( this is a fun part!)
4)soak it in the dye for a couple of minutes
5)dry the cloth
|this is my cloth. I sewed and tied too much.. I guess. I had no idea how the pattern would come out at that time..|
|well... my dye is a fusion of Shibori and Tie dye. I love how it came out after all.|
Here is some instructions for basic "Shibori" technique