Shibori Style

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