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Shibori

Shibori is a Japanese term for Tie-dyeing fabric. The process involves using twists, stitches or folds to create intricate patterns and designs. Traditionally the Japanese used Indigo dyes to create the Shibori patterns, so generally you will find pieces in these deep inky blues which I just adore (My current colour obsession!)

Australian company Shibori have brought these ancient techniques and applied them to modern homewares, clothing and artworks. The lovely duo, Pepa and Karen, also teach workshops to share the various techniques involved in making a Shibori piece, keeping the tradition alive so to speak!

Below are some examples of this style which may inspire you to get a little creative and try your hand at creating your own original Shibori item.

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Be brave! Experiment with colour too as Little Dandelion did with this stunning collaboration with Shibori.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. yvette mundell #

    I have to say I have never been a fan of tie dye but what is above is so beautiful. The curtains, cushions and that blanket. Love them.

    February 26, 2013
  2. sk #

    I’m in love!

    June 12, 2014
    • Amazing work isn’t it?! It would be such a great technique to learn 🙂

      June 12, 2014

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