Friday, October 25, 2013

Shibori Fabric Dyeing - Part I

Here are some bits of cotton pre-Shibori dyeing, post stitching.  According to Wikipedia, Shibori is a "Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as tie-dye."  

I took a class at the City Quilter here in NYC with Susan - fabulous experience - and here are a few of the before shots of the fabric manipulation before dyeing.  It's labor intensive and takes longer than one might expect, aka don't wait until the night before to start.  The results are really stunning though.  

Photos of the finished product to follow.  

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