dyeing your jeans to be dark wash

DENIM UPCYCLE- I DYED MY STAINED JEANS WITH INDIGO

These Jeans have bad grass stains on the knees. I wanted to cover the stains so I decided to dip them into my indigo vat.  I dipped them multiple times and let them get semi dry in between.  I finally let them dry completely and washed them on hot and with an extra rinse.  

semi circle tie dye shibori t shirt

SEMI CIRCLE TIE DYE SHIBORI TSHIRT UPCYCLE

One of my favorite things to do with dyeing is to upcycle clothes that are stained or a little worn.  Dyeing them brings new life and makes them look new.  I did a semi circle pattern for this one and it turned out really great.  

indigo tie dye itajime shibori pillow

Itajime Shibori Tutorial- Equilateral Triangle

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.  Click for Supply List.

tie dye with indigo- shibori pattern

SHIBORI REVEAL REEL

 

We all know the most exciting part of the dyeing process or a dyeing workshop is the moment when you get to open it up! So I decided to compile a bunch of reveals into one video.  I think it's sort of relaxing to watch and can spark ideas for you.  Check it out and thanks for watching. xoxo

My Online Shibori Workshop:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shibori-indigo-tie-dye-for-beginners-virtual-workshop-tickets-104093582708

  

indigo tie dye shibori for beginners

Easy Shibori Tutorial- With Paint Sticks

One of my favorite things to do with shibori is to use things I have around the house.  I have a lot of paint sticks from projects past.  This pattern is so much fun!  I love the way it makes a jagged abstract stripe down the middle.  I made this pillow from a linen- I absolutely love working with linen because it takes the dye so so beautifully!!

Indigo Tie Dye- Triangle Shibori Pattern Tutorial

Shibori for Reupholstery Fabric Tutorial

I'm re-vamping my home office (like many people) and I am going to reupholster an office chair.  Check out the video for the whole process!  
tie dye with indigo kumo shibori tutorial

Jelly Fish Shibori Tutorial

stitched shibori scarf indigo tie dye

Scarf Tutorial Stitched Shibori

his 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. 

tie dye with indigo- nail head shibori tutorial

Nail Head Shibori Indigo Dyeing Tutorial

This is a really fun pattern to make.  It can be as difficult as you want it to be and as easy as you want it to be.  You can make the nails very close together or farther apart.  I made my nails between 2-3 inches apart.  I made sure to tie the string around the nail head very tightly and wrapped around the nail head multiple times before tying it off.  I did this for each nail until I covered the entire piece.  I recommend doing this while watching your favorite show or movie. 
Denim Shirt Upcycling tutorial

Denim Shirt Upcycle Tutorial

I was so bummed out when I somehow got bleach on one of my favorite J.Crew denim shirts! I decided to upcycle instead of throw it out because it had a lot of life left.