How to make shibori inspired fabric
Today I will teach you the basics of shibori inspired tie-dye. We are not using real indigo dye because it is often hard to find but normal fabric dye instead.
I will show you a few basic binding techniques to create different shibori inspired styles.
Start with cutting your fabric to the desired size. I wanted to make dishtowels so i cutted four 47x53 cm big pieces of fabric.
Then you can experiment with binding your fabric. The binded parts of the fabric will take no color.
The last technique I will show you is the Kumo Shibori technique. It is a folding and binding technique.
It involves binding the fabric in very close sections, which results in several spider like designs. Start by folding the fabric lengthwise into an accordion. Pinch and bind into equal sections.
Do the same with the opposite side, in staggered sections. Continue binding with rubber bands, working your way towards the center.
Keep binding until you can’t go any further. Add additional rubber bands to make the fabric into a tight bundle.