fabric-folds

DIY Shibori Dyeing Tutorial from Honestly WTF.

This was Honestly WTF’s first DIY on their blog in 2010. It’s still one of the best tutorials out their for Shibori dyeing techniques.  Last year I posted so many excellent tie dye and bleach dye tutorials: dye DIYs here and bleach DIYs here.

It covers:

  • Itajime Shibori = shape resist technique
  • Arashi Shiboi = pole wrapping technique
  • Kumo Shibori = pleat and bind technique

There is also a DIY Shibori post at Design Sponge with GIFs on how to fold fabric for dyeing here.

You can transform garments or fabric using the Shibori dye technique as in this DIY Shiboi Tie Dye Dress Tutorial from Elle here.

DIY Shibori Tie Dye Dress Tutorial from Elle.

Last year I posted so many excellent tie dye and bleach dye tutorials: dye DIYs here and bleach DIYs here.

From Elle:

… we opted to try Itajime shibori, which involves folding the fabric into an accordion pleat before binding it between two squares of wood and securing it with rubber bands. The resulting pattern? A beautifully abstract take on the windowpane trend.

If you want to try a bleach dye dress, I posted this easy Mary Meyer Knockoff Bleach Splattered Dress Tutorial from julie ann art here.

Title: Boreas

Pre-Raphaelite oil painting by John William Waterhouse.  The title is the name of the Greek god of the north wind. The 1904 Royal Academy notes described the subject of the painting as:

“In wind-blown draperies of slate-color and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils”.

okay, enough with the history, let’s all just gawk at all the fabric folds in all their glory. There is both a sense of depth with the wind, and the arm as support, the space with the fabric behind the arm, and I’ve stopped making sense now…