Shibori is turning into a total obsession with me lately. There are so many techniques like wrapping, folding, stitching, clamping, etc which all result in a plethora of lovely effects.
OK, here's the wrap technique...
Start with your prewashed cotton scarf and lay the PVC pipe lengthwise on top. You can use a little tape to temporarily keep it in place.
Tie the scarf onto the pipe end with the twine. You can knot the end of the twine to keep it secure.
Wrap the twine around pipe and scarf every 1/2" for about 4".
Stop and scrunch down fabric toward end of pipe. Continue to wrap and scrunch until entire scarf is wrapped. Tie end of twine with a good secure knot.
Fill your bucket with warm water and soak the wrapped pipe for about 10 min.
Get those rubber gloves on and go mix your dye!
Mix 1 1/2 boxes of RIT dye (I used one of my faves, fuchsia) with 4 cups of very hot water from the kettle.
Remove the pipe from the soaking bucket. Fill the bucket with enough hot water to cover the project, add your dye solution and stir.
Immerse your fabric wrapped pipe about 20 min or until you get the color you like. Remember, it will dry a bit lighter so keep that in mind.
Remove from dye bath and unwrap. Glad you've got rubber gloves now, don't ya?
Rinse in cool water until the water runs clear and wash with mild detergent.
And there you have it!
Here's my whole graphic-laden tutorial on one page if it's easier to follow.
I'm still experimenting with other shibori techniques and will share more projects when I work the kinks out. If you've got some shibori tips, by all means, send'em my way. Would love to share!