Anyway, I'll probably tweak it here and there but I felt like it was time for a new look. I also felt it was time to get back to blogging. I've been away forever ever...the last real post was in February!
First up - I tried Shibori again. If you're new to Shibori you can check out my previous post here: Shibori DIY I went through all the steps - here I'll just give an overview.
I use this kit and it's pretty easy (and cheap!) - you just follow the directions on the package, so for supplies, you'll need:
- Dye kit
- 5 gallon bucket (with a lid if you're planning on keeping your dye for a few days)
-Lots of rubber bands...more than come in the kit
-Stuff you want to dye - For me cotton works best - and it shouldn't feel shiny at all or the dye doesn't tend to stick
-Something to stir with (a yard stick would work, but I like yard sticks so I used a long piece of pvc pipe)
-Scraps of wood - you can wrap fabric around them to act like a resist to the dye
-A place to hang your dyed fabric (or a box to keep them in while you're dyeing)
-Drop cloth - I used cloth vs plastic...I'd rather have the dye sink into the fabric vs drip all over the plastic
-Work outside - it smells pretty bad!
Now, a tip I learned (after the second time) - wrap up all your pieces with rubber bands before you want to start, that way you're ready to go. Also, I dyed mine stuff at least twice, letting them sit for about 10 minutes between each dye. Next time, I wouldn't wrap mine quite so tight - I didn't get as much dye as I would have liked on the inside of the fabric (the dye couldn't get to it)
Here are the photos :)
I'm kind of obsessed with Shibori...I might have to do it again (especially since I bought a white cotton Turkish beach towel to dye and forgot about it in my linen cabinet....grrr)
Hope you're having a great weekend!