I have been receiving several messages asking where to buy Shibori tools similar to my vintage ones from this post. You will be happy to know that I found some for sale over at Slow Fiber Studios (bobbins, hooks, and stands). You can buy them here. Also, while you are visiting, check out their selection of pre-stitched scarves that are prepared for dyeing.
Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh are the duo behind the label Osei-Duro. They are creating the most beautiful pieces this holiday season using resist and wax dyeing methods-produced by local artisans in Ghana. See these adorable baby pants over at Garmentory and learn more about these designers here.
Deriving inspiration from this headboard from Urban Outfitters (sold out)…
Today’s inspiration comes from this tank, made by Carolyn Friedlander.
I am so happy to announce that you can now purchase my large, hand-dyed indigo cloths from Fine Life co. Find them here.
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.
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: