Explore Shibori Tie Dye, Indigo Blue, and more!

Shibori Girl Studios- wonderful resource for shibori   # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Shibori Girl Studios- wonderful resource for shibori-- reminds me of geijitsu no mori

Although I don’t like to do it often, sometimes falling down the internet rabbit hole for hours on end can be a rewarding experience. When I last fell into the digital abyss, I came up for air only to realize I had been on the computer for two and a half hours. Shameful. Thankfully,  my watering, computer-damaged eyes were not in vain, for I had discovered something wonderful: Catharine Ellis and her shibori weavings.

Thankfully, my watering, computer-damaged eyes were not in vain, for I had discovered something wonderful: Catharine Ellis and her shibori weavings.

This is a lovely set of indigo shibori consisting of square cloth and 4 mats. The set shows different shibori techniques.

Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo DVD: a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennium. It is also about remarkable people around the globe who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, improve the environment, and bring beauty to the world.    Blue Alchemy was filed in India, Japan, Bangladesh, Mexico, El Salvador, Nigeria and U.S.

Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo DVD: a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia.

Samples of different stitch resist shibori patterns | ©Tela shibori, via flickr

Samples of different stitch resist shibori patterns - some original. inch square, PFD cotton, dyed with Procion dyes. Created by Tela Shibori

traditional block printing technique: handmade indigo textiles in blue and white, from Jaipur, India. pictured with tableware from the indigo collection

Bliss 100% Organic Cotton Sheet Set (350 TC)

Block printing - Rajasthan traditional block printing technique: handmade indigo textiles in blue and white, from Jaipur, India. pictured with tableware from the indigo collection

Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern. Tie the thread ends together in pairs, holding tightly. Be careful not to let it loosen up while tying.

Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern.

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