It’s Day 3 of my “For the Love of Shibori” week and it’s also Create & Share Challenge time! If you’ve been following along all week then you know this week is all about Shobori! For today’s challenge I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to create something unique for our monthly Create & Share challenge hosted by Pocketful of Posies and Creatively Homespun.
If your not familiar with Shibori you might have compared it to tie-dye, but the art of Shibori is actually only using Indigo dye.
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- Canvas Pillow Case, I used a 16″ but this is a similar option.
- Shibori Dye kit, the kit comes with most of the supplies.
- 5 gallon Bucket with Lid
- Stir stick, I just used a paint stick
- Drop cloth or old cardboard
- Some type of clothesline or a place to hang the fabric up.
After gathering all your supplies your ready to get started. The instructions included in the dye kit are really informative, so make sure to follow them. Here’s just a quick breakdown.
Step 1: Prepare the dye in warm water in a 5 gallon bucket. You will be able to store the dye for a couple of days, but I decided to only use have the dye kit and save the other half for another day.
Step 2: Fold your fabric in the pattern you want to achieve. The directions give several examples of different patterns.
Step 3: Soak the fabric in water right before your ready to dye. Then add them to the dye bucket making sure they don’t hit the bottom. I left mine in for 4 minutes.
Step 4: Remove the fabric and set aside for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: Unwrap the fabric and rinse with clean water. Then hang everything up to dry.
I let all my pieces completely dry overnight before washing them in the washing machine with cold water. After they’re washed your ready to enjoy!
The premade pillow covers were great to work with, not to mention so reasonably priced. To take the time and effort to make the covers would outweigh the cost of buying the premade pillow covers.
Here’s some more pictures.
Ready for some more Shibori inspiration? You’ll definitely be able to get some great ideas below! So make sure to stop by everyone’s blog to check out their project.
For The Love of Shibori! How to Shibori Dye a Pillow – A Shade of Teal
DIY Shibori Drop Cloth Pillow – Twelve on Main
Create and Share Challenge: Shibori- A Tea Towel Tutorial – Iris Nacole
Shibori Dyed Euro Pillows and Small Batch Shibori Dye Recipe – Pocketful of Posies
DIY Shibori Table Runner – Lovely Etc.
Arashi (Pole Wrapping Shibori) Dyed Lampshade – The Kim Six Fix
Shibori Table Cloth and Tote Bag – DIY Beautify
So are you loving Shibori yet? I know I am and I’m loving all these projects! Make sure to stay tuned for another project tomorrow, or catch up here for more of my week of Shibori:
Till next time, enjoy!
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