indigo tie dye shibori for beginners

Easy Shibori Tutorial- With Paint Sticks

Supplies:

-100% Cotton Pillows 4 pack- https://amzn.to/3xwrPnO

-Pre-reduced indigo- https://amzn.to/2UmMaOh

-Soda Ash- Sodium Carbonate- https://amzn.to/3vAxKqw

-Thiox- https://www.dharmatrading.com/chemicals/dharmas-dyehouse-color-remover.html

-Bucket 3-5 Gallons- https://amzn.to/3cQTlVi

-Synthrapol- dyers' detergent- https://amzn.to/3cSPNls

-Iron- https://amzn.to/35CKbru

-Ironing Mat- https://amzn.to/2TQ3Ml1

-Ironing Board- https://amzn.to/3q8CxhM

-String- https://amzn.to/3qdSROu

-Paint Stirrers- https://amzn.to/3cOK7sz

-Drop Cloth https://amzn.to/3vAhFBe

-Scissors https://amzn.to/3qhtyLh

-Gloves- https://amzn.to/2SaTBHo

-Drying Rack- https://amzn.to/3gHQLmU

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One of my favorite things to do with shibori is to use things that are not so expected- like paint stirrers!  This pattern is so much fun and looks really sophisticated!  I love the way it makes a jagged abstract stripe down the middle.  I made this pillow from a linen- but if you want to dye a ready made pillow, you can check out the link above in the supply list.  It's 100% cotton and is great for pre reduced indigo. 

tie dye shirt tutorial series- criss cross pattern

TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL SERIES: CRISS CROSS PATTERN

I love this tie dye pattern- it's very cool looking but is very easy to get.  This pattern was made with folding and rubber bands.  The criss cross pattern looks good in multiple colors or single colors too.  I've used dark blue teal, light blue, and a coral for this pattern. 

TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL: GEO TRIANGLE PATTERN

TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL: 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.  

tie dye pattern modern colors

TIE DYE WITH MODERN COLORS

I'm so excited to launch my Modern Tie Dye Kits.  They are so fun and fresh.  Each kit comes with dyes, 3 things to dye, supplies to tie everything up and a free tutorial video.  You will get enough dye to tie dye more than what's in the kit, so if you have some extra t-shirts or totebags you can tie them up too.  What's your favorite colorway?  I love them all but mine is Desert Sunset. :) Here's my latest video of the reveals.  

marble dyeing on fabric tie dye and shaving cream

MARBLING TIE DYE TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL

 I've been wanting to try marble dyeing for quite some time. I had some left over dye from my modern colors tie dye kit- click link to see.  So I broke out the shaving cream and got to work!  I love the way it turned out and can't wait to try it again.  

tie dye with shibori pattern

MODERN TIE DYE STARBURST TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL

I've been playing with a lot of tie dye lately.  I wanted to incorporate traditional shibori techniques with modern colors and tie dye.  So i decided to do a kumo shiobori tie and use my arctic waters tie dye kit as the dye.  It's a departure from the usual indigo and it's fun to branch out colorwise.  The kit is available here:

shibori indigo tie dye supply list

SHIBORI SUPPLY LIST- MY FAVORITE LIST OF MATERIALS FOR INDIGO DYEING

I sat down and compiled a complete list for you to get started.  I've included links for everything- I also encourage you to look around your house for things you have.  

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.  
indigo tie dye easy pattern- pole wrapped fabric dyeing

Pole Wrap Shibori- Arashi Variation

This pattern is really fun and very organic.  This is a take on Arashi Shibori.  Usually Arashi is a lot more neat and tidy, but I went with a more imperfect wrap.  This pattern reminds me of a geode or agate.  
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.