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Over the past year, I have been exploring Shibori techniques and natural indigo dyeing. As a designer and educator this interest developed instantly and naturally for me. If you are getting serious about textiles and would like to learn more about natural indigo, I will link to all of my favorite resources at the end of this post. You may remember my post about my favorite indigo artists, many of whom I follow on Instagram. They are still a huge part of why I research indigo more deeply. I am offering private classes and workshops on the medium, I have two coming up this week, so this seemed like the perfect time to share the recipe with all of you!
While, my first few tries with indigo I used a kit containing pre-reduced indigo, I now focus on using organic indigo powder. I switched over for a couple of reasons, my top reasons are:
I hope that you will find the photos of the process, along with the recommended steps and supplies, equally helpful.
3 Basic Shibori Techniques: Kumo, Arashi, Itajime
Would you like to learn more about Shibori? I bet you might already be familiar with some of the beautiful tie and dye patterns that you can achieve from rings to lines. Many of these gorgeous shape-resist patterns can be achieved in an afternoon at home. Today, I will share 3 amazing Shibori techniques that I highly recommend to enhance or begin your textile design practice. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced designer, I think that you will find these techniques beneficial.
My favorite Shibori techniques to teach at workshops and in private lessons are Kumo, Arashi and Itajime. I learned about these through reading, lots of experimentation and practice. I have compiled a list of Shibori resources for you to see which ones are the best for getting started.
Before beginning, I gathered all of the supplies that I needed for this project, which included rubber bands, beads, twine and wooden geometric shapes. I will share a more detailed list of all supplies alongside each method and I now offer a free checklist, that you can download:)
It took me time and effort to pull together all of the supplies when I first started. Below, you can opt-in to receive my downloadable list of Shibori supplies!
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