Posted on May 9, 2013 by admin

After a period in fashion, the shibori is entering in our houses. Shibori  is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as the tie and dye process. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century; it is among the goods donated by the Emperor Shōmu to the Tōdai-ji in Nara. Until the 20th century, not many fabrics and dyes were in widespread use in Japan. The main fabrics were silk and hemp, and later cotton. The main dye was indigo and, to a lesser extent, madder and purple root.  Contemporaryy Shibori is finding new vibe with Australian girls Pepa Martin and Karen Davis that found a common thread in textile design and the Japanese art of shibori. Have a look at their website for advices and ideas and why not….know better this fantastic way of creating your on blends.