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Shibori, a Japanese tie-dying technique

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Dot & Cross

You may have noticed that we like Japanese design – we use their prints to cover our note and pocket books. When we came across a course to try Shibori, an indigo dying technique, we couldn't help but jump at the chance.

My sister and I went and we didn't know what to expect. We turned up at this beautiful little cottage outside Saffron Walden, which had an outhouse where the course was held. It was a lovely space and the walls were covered with images of the colour blue in all its possible shades, it was really inspiring to see.


Before we started we were shown examples of Shibori. We couldn't believe that the tiny intricate patterns were actually stitched. And once stitched (which took a long time!), the thread was then pulled tight before being dipped into the dye so the pattern wasn't compromised.

Here are some pictures of our day and if you’re interested in having a go here is a link to the website

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Posted in Culture, Design