I am so excited to announce that my book is now available for purchase!
I wrote this book during my exploration of resist dyeing and wanted to share it with other indigo enthusiasts. I couldn’t find a clear instruction guide to help me in my learning process, so I made my own. In this book I have documented my folding / binding techniques and their varying results (which I discovered through experimentation). Inside you will find over 50 resist methods including how to achieve circle, square, diamond, and stripe patterns. I also illustrate traditional tie dye and shibori arashi techniques.
Basic indigo vat set up instructions along with dye lot examples are also included.
153 total pages
Self published / copyright obtained
Now available here!
I am sooooo curious about this Indigo & Rosemary soap from Midnight Collective. What an original concept, right?
Loving this image from the instagram account of glorimansa
Overcase shop, Pattern Behavior, and Cases by Csera are just a few examples of makers who are are all producing Shibori printed iPhone cases this season, showing that this motif can transcend it’s usual fabric medium. With the rise of digitally printed Shibori, these patterns can be used on almost anything, which leads some people to say that it is diluting the craft. I have to say that I disagree and that it is only making the hand-dyed (non-printed) pieces more precious and valuable.
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not pictured, but equally cool, this one from Urban Outfitters
Shibori is an intensive, hands-on process and takes practice if you want to achieve a particular pattern and hue. With the growth of this trend, I have noticed several printed Shibori fabrics emerging in the market. This is a good alternative if you need multiple yards of fabric or don’t have the money to spend on hand-dyed, authentic Shibori. Here are some textile designers offering beautiful digitally printed fabrics:
I think I am finally going to start a Shibori quilt. It is something I have been contemplating for a long time and I can’t wait to start planning (with the help of this app).
Here are some beauties to spark inspiration:
Haus and Home LA
E Bruemmer Quilts