How-To: 4 Techniques for Making Shibori Designs

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How-To: 4 Techniques for Making Shibori Designs

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Never dyed fabric before? Don’t let that stop you! This week on Design Sponge, Brett Bara from Brooklyn Craft Company walks you through 4 easy-to-follow techniques for making your own gorgeous indigo Shibori designs on fabric.

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Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white.

Ready to give it a try? Head on over to Design Sponge to see how it’s done.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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