Tie-Dye DIY to Try: Indigo Shibori Cloth


The term shibori refers to many different ways of dying cloth in ancient Japanese tradition, but the term has recently become a trendy way to describe any indigo-dyed cloth. On bedspreads, napkins, and more, the distinct dyed motif has become a favorite of a number of decorators we love. It's also the perfect DIY, as the results are just as good as those you would find in the far east. Honestly WTF, one of our favorite cheeky DIY blog, has revived an guide to shibori originally posted four years ago, when their site first launched, a testament to how this trend will never fade.

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Here is what you will need: an indigo dye kit, natural fiber cloth (cotton, linen, wool), five gallon buckets (two), rubber gloves, small wood squares, rubber bands, twine, a PVC pipe, a long wooden stick, a drop cloth, scissors.


For the full tutorial head over to Honestly WTF.

Photography: Honestly WTF