Christmas is always marked as a line in the sand for things to be completed and The Shed was no different. It felt like a race to the finish line with a great prize awaiting us. We were very excited to spend our first Christmas at The Shed with the kids and our extended family and friends – and here is what it looked like….
I have always loved the art of the handmade and ancient crafts. The recent interiors trend of Shibori dyeing was one technique I had to try. Shibori is a very old Japanese technique of dyeing cloth and dates back to the 8th century with Indigo being the main dye used.
There are an infinite number of ways you can bind, stitch, twist and fold the cloth for Shibori and each technique results in very different patterns …opening the fabric to reveal the pattern you have created is always a great moment of excitement!!
Following is my attempt at making Shibori dyed cushions for The Shed’s breezeway daybed, but to see how the professionals do it try here … Shibori
Dunked into the pot of indigo dye
Sitting after the dying process
Awaiting the reveal
Ta Daa! The Reveal!
Cushions complete on the Daybed