Shibori fabric dyeing sounds quite fancy doesn’t it? I thought so when my friend, Tana Doss said she’d teach us how. Of course, she knows the right dye brands, the best chemical recipe and the right process.
The class included one yard of fabric and we had the option to bring an extra yard of fabric. I love seeing fabric drying on the clothes line!
The classroom was set up and the teacher was beginning when the Shibori fabric dyeing color chart was passed down the table. Look closely!! Just LOOK at the choices! I was in full Swoon stage.
Next we ripped the fabric into quarter yards and folded it. Do you realize how creative folding fabric can be? Few of us could probably repeat the exact folds. We used rubber bands, twist ties, stuck forks in the layers, added marbles, hair bands, clothespins, and made glass sandwiches.
Then we headed outside. Yes, it was a 95.6 degree day but at 11 am it was
cooler H.O.T. We wore our protective masks. Sniffing Dye is B.A.D. for you. We were careful!
We did some “group” dyes. Some colors are just popular. I love this first one. It’s chartreuse.
Granny Apple Green was a popular, too.
Raspberry was just cool.
Blues of different shades.
And then there were the colors that only one person wanted. Your guess is as good as mine on the names. I could make some up but nahhhh. I’d rather you watch the reflections in the cups. Remember the movie “Cold Mountain” when Nicole Kidman looked in the well and saw crows? Watch for crows!
Pretty, but with that many names…I cannot tell you what this was. Sorry!
Amethyst.I know because I chose it. It’s my birthstone.
Pewter… oh, wait. Ugh, an arm.
Now I see a crow!
Love how the color wicks up the fabric.
After letting it “brew” for a couple of hours, we rinsed…and rinsed again. I brought mine home, washed and hung out to dry!
Oh what a difference a little dye makes! If you get a chance to do some Shibori fabric dyeing, do it! It is FUN!
Now what ideas do you have for ways to use these fabrics??