SHIBORI WORKSHOP NOTES and Tips
Would you like some advice on how to have success with the ancient Art of Shibori? Here are 5 quick tips to guarantee your Shibori project succeeds!
As you know, I recently hosted a workshop as part of my Shibori workshop series, where workshop guests explore Shibori, the ancient art of folding and dyeing using indigo dyes. Each attendee will receive a workshop guide to materials and recommendations, 2 tea towels or cotton linen scarf.
Here are my top 5 tips on Shibori as a guide!
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How To Create Beautiful Shibori Textiles Using indigo Dye
I have long been a fan of Indigo dyes ever since our first trip to Rajasthan in 2007, when the deep blue indigo hue caught my eye. I noticed Shibori designs trending in interiors and diy. Ever since, I have always wanted to give Shibori folding and tying techniques a try. Initially, I found the final pictures intimidating because the fabrics always looked visually stunning, which led me to believe that the process was complex. I found out the process can be simplified and even a beginner can have beautiful results. The beauty and simplicity of the outcomes are both modern and timeless.
The overall project took me 2 hours from start to finish, although I planned this project for about 1 week in advance. Much of the work was planning and ordering the materials at the beginning of the week. Once I had them all together, I was ready to begin.
You will want to gather all of your supplies in advance. Read on to see the project photos and fabrics that I suggest! Also be sure to can grab your free Shibori shopping list below.
Today, I will share with you how you can make an incredibly simple wall hanging for your home or office. Several minimal designs have caught my eye recently and I knew that wanted to try one out.
Wall hangings interest me because I love weaving and tactile art, which can add a layer to your space and add texture. On occasion, I like to weave and usually I want to explore more intricate designs. Then, there was the woven necklace that I made last summer and the wave of weaving projects that I rode leading up to it. Below is a simple weaving that I made using my Harrisville lap loom, style B.
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