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DIY Shibori - Honestly WTF
Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo.
Shibori Dyeing with Rit — Rit Dye
Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and then binding it to create incredible patterns. There are three techniques for Shibori, Arashi, Itajime and Kanoko. Arashi is the known as the pole-wrapping technique because it involves wrapping fabric around a pole (or PVC pipe). The Itajime style is the most classic shibori look. The Kanoko shibori style is one of the easier Shibori techniques to duplicate because it only requires some twine.