Shibori with Indigo Dye

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For quite awhile now, I have wanted to experiment with shibori with indigo dye.  It felt a little bit intimidating due to the mess. I knew I needed to do it during the summer so I could work outside. I also wanted to include the kids but was worried about ending up with three blue Smurfs!

I purchased an Indigo Tie Dye Kit from Dharma Trading Co.  It made it pretty easy. I just needed to collect some additional basics like a 5 gallon container, clothes line, clothespins, wooden stick for stirring, etc.  I was really happy with the results and would recommend the kit to another beginner like me!

Do you have Rainbow Loom bands all over your house?  I finally found a good use for them!  I pinched the fabric every two or so inches and wrapped a little elastic around the fabric.  I love the somewhat measured dots that were created!

My son and I both played with this design.  It’s made by making accordion folds and then folding the fabric into triangles. It’s simple to do but looks complicated.

This more minimalist piece was done by making accordion folds and then securing wooden blocks to either side of the bundle. I like it too!

All in all, it was a great afternoon project and I am happy to have fit it in before the summer ended.  My kids were really fascinated by the oxidation process and I was too!