indigo tie dye itajime shibori pillow

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This is one of my favorite patterns hands down! It's modern and geometric.  You can make it more white or more blue depending on the size of the fold.  I did this one with mostly white- I think it looks very understated and delicate.  

This is an equilateral triangle fold with clamps and molds to help it stay in place. 


-100% Cotton Pillows 4 pack-

If you prefer to use an indigo kit this is a good one- 

-Jacquard Indigo Kit:

Indigo ingredients for a 2x2x1 vat

- Pre-reduced indigo-

-Soda Ash- Sodium Carbonate-


-Bucket 3-5 Gallons-

-Synthrapol- dyers' detergent-


-Ironing Mat-

-Ironing Board-

-Acrylic Itajime Templates-



-Drop Cloth


-Drying Rack-

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itajime templates

Fold the fabric accordion style into a rectangle.  Then fold it into a triangle with 3 60 degree angle corners.  Alternate which direction you fold it- also making this an accordion fold.  Place the clamps on either side of the fold and clamp it tight.  Then dip- I like to check it and see if there is enough dye- the really tight folds can sometimes not get saturated.  I dipped this one a few times.  You can massage the indigo into the sides of the bind to make sure it's getting through.  Unclamp and let it dry.  Then wash and dry on hot.  I use synthrapol to wash my dye loads.  

 Another version of this fold:

shibori itajime pattern

Itajime shibori pillow


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