Guide to Shibori Dyeing
Shibori is an amazing technique used to tie die fabric and clothing, typically using indigo colored dye, to make intricate and beautiful patterns. I did some experimenting with a few different dyes, and tying techniques and cover it all here in this how to guide for DIY Shibori dyeing at home! Note: This post contains affiliate links which help me support the projects in this blog.
What is Shibori Dyeing
Shibori is a traditional Japanese dye technique that uses resist-dyeing to create unique, ornate designs on fabric. Resist-dyeing means the fabric is manipulated in a way to cover and conceal the fabric from being dyed in certain areas, which creates the beautiful patterns. The art of Shibori dyeing goes back hundreds of years in Japanese history, but is still practiced today. Typically, the dye used is a beautiful indigo color.
In this guide I’ll cover different wrapping methods with different materials types (that cause the resist-dyeing) and show you the finished results so you can determine what you like best! I also cover two types of dyes we used, where to find them, and how they each worked out.
Types of Indigo Dye
We used 2 different types of indigo dye.
TL;DR version: get the Indigo Dye Kit.