Following on from my previous post on the stitching and dyeing process, it’s time to take a peek and see how it turned out. Continue reading “Slow Projects: Shibori and Indigo Dyeing – Results”
Slow Projects: Shibori and Indigo Dyeing
I started getting interested in shibori when I was doing some “internet research” for an Alabama Chanin style project. Although I love the look of AC-style garments, I couldn’t help worry about looking like I was wearing my farm clothes rather than something that had taken countless hours to create. Country Chic in a farming community is very hard to pull off. I kept being drawn to images of Japanese textiles using shibori or sashiko in a very controlled way. Here are some examples of what appealed to me. Continue reading “Slow Projects: Shibori and Indigo Dyeing”
T-shirt Project: Mokume shibori
This project started off looking for a way to knock-off this Proenza Schouler t-shirt. It is a tie-dyed t-shirt retailing around AU$400 on ShopStyle. I just hope that most of the cost was involved in the labour to make the t-shirt, rather than the label.
My initial thoughts on how to replicate the patterning was to make horizontal accordion folds and then place rubber bands every 1- 1 .5”. The dye would need to be applied in stripes, with a couple of contrast stripes thrown in. My previous attempts at this type of tie-dye hadn’t worked very well, so I thought I’d have a look at a shibori technique called Mokume (woodgrain). It is a stitched resist form of dyeing and creates patterns like you find in ripples of sand at the beach. Continue reading “T-shirt Project: Mokume shibori”