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Experimenting with Shibori Dyeing

This past weekend I took a shibori dyeing class at Brooklyn Craft Company and it was so much fun! I've always wanted to try it out, but It seemed …

Shibori Tea Towel Class First In Craft Workshops Planned For New Season

The Woods Hole Historical Museum announces its 2015 craft workshop series, run in conjunction with the Woods Hole Public Library. The first session …

Crafting

This dying art has all the reasons to exist

<b>It is a 4,500-year-old tradition and is seen in clothing, be it cotton or denim. Indigo dye is long lasting and hence was used to mummify the</b> …

Textiles

Turkish paper marbling art on UNESCO cultural list - ARTS

ARTS >Turkish paper marbling art on UNESCO cultural list<p>ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency<p>Ebru is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and …

In Grand Marais, she's the community's woman for all seasons

Kirby Artist Dyes Fabric With Sumac And Indigo For Janis Joplin-Inspired Clothing

Recently, NPR has been exploring the concept of color and the impact that rich hues have in our day-to-day lives.<p>That's a topic that's near and dear …

Upstate's Designer Breaks Down Shibori Dyeing, GIF-Style

The beautifully dyed designs of Upstate may <i>look</i> like they were crafted in a Catskills cabin, and lovingly hung on a twine laundry line (by friendly sparrows) to dry, but they are, in fact, made in a Greenpoint studio by shibori expert Kalen Kaminski. We stopped by the East River space to get a …

Business Fades at Nigeria’s Traditional Dye Pits

For at least five centuries, people in the northern Nigerian city of Kano have dyed cloth in open-air pits and sold it across the region. But the dye …

Handmade Block Print Napkins // Hostess with the Mostess®

india flint

<i>Images courtesy of India Flint. All rights reserved.</i><p><i>Prophet of bloom</i>, is the name of her couture clothing line. She calls her blog <i>not all those who</i> …

India Flint Workshop

I've been busy for the past week catching up with my work after 5 wonderful days spent eco-dyeing with India Flint. I felt so privileged to …

I Heart HGTV Blog

April 6<p>Let's find out, shall we?<p>April 6<p>Grab a beer. We're going outside.<p>April 6<p>Transform your backyard into a go-to summer party spot.<p>April 6<p>By: …

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A Mess of Antique Arimatsu Shibori

Well, not a mess, exactly, but there are some fine lengths of cloth amid this scattered group of late nineteenth, early twentieth century indigo dyed …

Shibori: Tie-Dye Taken to a High Art Form

Bound and pulled, folded between blocks, prepped for dyeing, the silk looks anything but delicate. Yet unfurled, the white and indigo patterns on …

Textiles

Shibori and Indigo Workshop

Today I ran my popular Shibori and Indigo Workshop in my home studio in Sydney - actually the garden as it was a beautiful day.<br>We spent the morning …

Woad Prints

My tests with the Trametes Versicolor and the Auricularia Mesenterica were a bit of a bust.<p>Trametes Versicolor<p>Auricularia Mesenterica<p>The test on the …

shibori pouch | kollabora + jo-ann tutorials

I worked on a fun project this weekend - shibori dyeing! I've dyed fabric before with less than stellar results so I was a little nervous going in …

Boro exhibition at Somerset House

Literally translated as “rags”, boro are heavily patched bedcovers and clothing made by the rural poor of Japan.<p>Although cotton was grown in southern …

Shibori Stitch Resist

One of my passions is textile design. I don't get to do it enough these days, and I was thrilled to be able to take a natural dye class at The …

Works

Ten DIY home hacks for broke girls

Save coin and craft your own shibori tablecloth. [photo: Eleanna Kotsikou]<p>No need to wait for payday to add a few cute pieces to your home. "If …

Madame Grès: The sculptress of fabric who influenced us

JERSEY variations in viscose or silk<p>Grès was a French haute couture fashion house. Sometimes nicknamed the “Sphinx of Fashion,” Madame Grès …

Fashion

Shibori Tie-Dye Sweater Tutorial

Have you seen all the beautiful Shibori fashion everywhere lately? I love almost everything about Anthropologie’s Azul Dye Pullover except for the …

Dyeing to Weave: Catharine Ellis + Woven Shibori

Hip Hop was synonymous with fashion, both emboldened and emphasized through one another. (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, Courtesy of Fuse TV) …