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Such a sweet effect made with a simple wrap and tie technique.
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...

Posted by edie d. from New York, New York, United States • Published See edie d.'s 41 projects »
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  • How to make a silk scarf. Shibori Wrap Dye Scarf  - Step 1
    Step 1

    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".

  • How to make a silk scarf. Shibori Wrap Dye Scarf  - Step 2
    Step 2

    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!

  • Step 3

    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.

  • How to make a silk scarf. Shibori Wrap Dye Scarf  - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a silk scarf. Shibori Wrap Dye Scarf  - Step 5
    Step 5

    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!

  • How to make a silk scarf. Shibori Wrap Dye Scarf  - Step 6
    Step 6

    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!

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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects
Oh sweet!
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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, South Holland, NL · 309 projects
That's so cool, it looks like a zebra print.
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courtney
courtney · 1 project
That is genius :}
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courtney
courtney · 1 project
That is genius :}
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