Shibori and Indigo Dyeing: The Possibilities are Endless!

Have you been following along with Interweave’s Dye Day? The possibilities are endless when you let the Interweave content team loose with an Indigo dye kit, Interweave Crochet Summer 2018, and two shibori video downloads. After our massive dye day, we’ve washed our projects and are so excited to share them with you! Use these ideas as inspiration for all the fun projects you can tackle with our Shibori Indigo Dyeing Collection kit.

Arashi Shibori

Learn arashi shibori with the Elizabeth McTear video download included in the kit. Sara Dudek, editor for Interweave Crochet used simple cotton crochet thread and double crochet stitches to work up a basic tank top. Then she wrapped it according to McTear’s instructions to get an arashi shibori look. What will you make with arashi shibori?

Sara’s arashi shibori crochet tank top | Photo Credit: George Boe

Sara’s arashi shibori crochet tank top | Photo Credit: George Boe

Itajime Shibori

Learn the techniques for itajime shibori from McTear’s second video download included in the kit. Knitting project editor Laura Hulslander used linen fabric and the instructions provided in the video to create this stunning piece of fabric. It works great as a tablecloth, but Laura might sew it up into a lovely dress when she gets the chance!

Laura’s itajime shibori tablecloth | Photo Credit: George Boe

Laura’s itajime shibori tablecloth | Photo Credit: George Boe

Dip Dye

Sarah Rothberg, editor for knitscene, used dye day to dip-dye a set of cloth napkins for her house. Don’t they look fantastic paired with Laura’s itajime tablecloth? An article in Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 discusses dip-dyeing. Also, the article is a great source of inspiration for using this technique on fabric and other projects.

Sarah’s dip-dye napkins | Photo Credit: George Boe

Sarah’s dip-dye napkins | Photo Credit: George Boe

Nui Shibori

Interweave books’ editorial coordinator, Hayley DeBerard, put her embroidery skills to use and tried nui shibori, a method that uses basting stitch to create gathers in fabric for resist-dyeing. After she washed out all the extra indigo, she attached it to a chambray shirt that needed some mending. What a great way to experiment with a new technique and turn something old new again!

Hayley’s nui shibori shirt yoke | Photo Credit: George Boe

Hayley’s nui shibori shirt yoke | Photo Credit: George Boe

Have these ideas inspired you to try shibori and indigo dyeing? Which project are you most excited to tackle? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy dyeing!
Sara

(Featured Image: Interweave staff’s shibori indigo projects! | Photo Credit: George Boe)


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