TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL SERIES: GEO TRIANGLE PATTERN

TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL SERIES: GEO TRIANGLE PATTERN

Usually Itajime patterns are made with indigo, but I wanted to use it with tie dye colors.  I am using procion dyes (or tie dye) with this traditional Japanese pattern for a cool twist on modern tie dye.  I wanted to go with a earthy color palette- inspired by the forrest or camouflage.  I did a poll on instagram and people voted to call this color palette "Forrest Scape"  I love that name.  

DIAMOND SHIBORI TIE DYE PATTERN TUTORIAL

DIAMOND SHIBORI TIE DYE PATTERN TUTORIAL

This diamond pattern is really very simple to make with shibori folding techniques and an indigo vat.  I folded into the quarters and then accordion style on the diagonal.  Check out the video for the visuals.  I tied them up with paint sticks and string.  Then I dipped them in my indigo vat.  I'm using pre reduced indigo.  I have a kit available on my site for sale Indigo Kit
indigo tie dye tutorial for beginners

How To Shibori- Beginner Bold Stripes Folding Technique

This is a great EASY pattern that looks great on everything.  You will need tongue depressors, rubber bands and some cellulose fabric.  Cotton, Linen, Rayon work best.  
itajime shibori tie dye

How to mix a Pre-reduced Indigo Vat- Tutorial with Itajime Square Shibori Pattern

I made this video a while ago and haven't posted it because I wasn't used to seeing myself on camera.  But I realize that being on camera is an opportunity for me to share my knowledge and gifts with the world.  I'm a creative and I always have been. 

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.

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.