Scarf Tutorial Stitched Shibori
Cellulose Fiber to dye- Pre washed I'm using a 100% cotton infinity scarf
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This scarf is such a great piece! There are a lot of possibilities with stitched shibori and this one is pretty straight forward. It's not the fastest pattern, but the time is worth it! I suggest stitching while watching tv or while chatting on the phone.
Basically the pattern consists of rows of basting stitches. I recommend making the stitches about 3/4" to 1" each. I like to use a heavy weight thread to prevent the threads from snapping while gathering. I try to make them fairly even but the varied size stitches will create a beautiful organic pattern! When I gather I tie both ends to it's neighboring thread. That way they get reinforced on both sides.
Another tricky thing is the actual dipping process. I would recommend using a medium weight fabric. This is a jersey fabric- if you use a thin fabric make sure to not dip it for too long. I like to dip it quickly and then check it to see how much dye has gotten into the pleats. You can dip it a few times to make sure you like it. After the dip I let the piece dry while sewn up. Then I like to crack the stitches open.
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