Shibori Tie Dying Loveliness!

Today I am sporting blue fingers, it is worth it! The culprit … dabbling with Shibori- tie dying with natural indigo. I bought this kit back in January and having been waiting for a warm day ever since to give it a whirl…this is not an indoors project in my books!indigo shibori tye dye

 

I cut up a load of my husband’s undershirts that had seen better days and got going with some fancy folding and elastic bands to create a bundle of samples…. I will be sharing exactly how a made each one in a post later this week. ( see here)

shibori folding techniques

Then I mixed up the dye

indigo-dye-vat

 

and started dipping

shibori-dying

The interesting thing is that the the pieces come out of the dye vat green and slowly turn indigo when exposed to oxygen

shibori-first-dip

Here are all my samples after the first of two dips.

shibori-pieces

Opening them up was like unwrapping a Christmas present…I wasn’t sure just what I was going to get!

shibori-dots

shibori-indigo-dying

shibori-dye-golf-balls

shibori-tie-dye

The dye lasts a few days and is currently sitting in the garden waiting while I scour my house for more things I can dye. I think my fingers are going to be blue all week!

Love from

Creative in Chicago

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