Ways To Try The Shibori Tie Dye Method

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Right now I’m sitting on my sofa in the family room which I recently updated and talked about in this post. It’s a bit chilly outside for our southern spot and I’m wrapped up in a blanket.

This blue blanket has become my favorite and a spot where I sit with the 3 dogs piled on the sofa while I work on my laptop or read a book. The rich indigo blue color is perfect for our family room
as an accent and the room is open to the kitchen that has a few blue touches as well with accessories. We have lots of pillows piled on the sofa for taking naps and for our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who love to be perched up high and lay on something soft.

I’m looking to make a few new pillows and wanted to share a post about TIE DYE today. Since INDIGO BLUE is so on trend at the moment, lots of my blog friends have been experimenting and embracing the Japanese SHIBORI DYE method as a creative means to the end.
I know a little bit about TIE DYE myself and this was me back in the day when I decided to spruce up my room by TIE DYING a sheet. Haha! I actually think this look might now be back in big time (boho) so I should have kept the Indian bedspread, the sheepskin throw and the poster (Rolling Stones I believe) hanging over the headboard:-)

via – Liz Marie Blog

The easiest way to SHIBORI DYE would be to purchase a ready made kit and there are several out there on the market. They are pre-measured and all come with step by step instructions for both the novice or more experienced crafter.

 

via – Lovely Indeed

I can tell you from experience that it’s a great idea to attempt any SHIBORI or TIE DYING outside if possible. It’s not a toxic project but can be messy, especially if you really get into your work like I do. One drop of indigo on your wood floor or grout can do some permanent damage.
via – Jojotastic
I have gathered 20 amazing projects for you below and one that I might attempt is the SHIBORI STYLE BATHMAT to add some color to my master bathroom.
There are pillows, towels, lampshades, jewelry and even wrapping paper listed with complete instructions below! You can also use RIT DYES for these projects and can do them in any color that you prefer for your home.

DIY SHIBORI TIE DYE WRAPPING PAPER – DAMASK LOVE

A beginner-friendly step by step tutorial that will help you dip your toes on the Shibori waters! Check Damask Love and follow her instructions.

DIY INDIGO SHIBORI PILLOW – LIZ MARIE BLOG

An easy project to make a lovely and trendy pillow with the shibori technique. In this tutorial, X showed us detailed photos and explained exactly how to do it, even if you don’t have experience.

DIY PINK SHIBORI PILLOW – THE CRAFTED LIFE

If pink goes better with your home decor color palette, Rachel from The Crafted Life has this fresh and lovely shibori pillow in shades of pink that you will love.

DIY THROW PILLOW WITH HARDWARE STORE SHIBORI DYEING – SHRIMP SALAD CIRCUS

Put your gloves on and start creating unique shibori patterns thanks to this awesome tutorial by Lindsay. She teaches how to get this look by customizing your IKEA pillows. A win-win!

SUNSHINE OMBRE SHIBORI TIE DYE TOP – CRAFTS BY AMANDA

As you probably know by now, the shibori technique can be done in different ways, and depending on which one you get different patterns. In this post, Amanda shares the wrapping technique to make this stunning top. Check her post and get to work! 

FRAYED INFINITY SCARF DIY – MESEW CRAZY

In Jessica’s tutorial, chic-meets-bohemian in a frayed infinity scarf dyed with the shibori method. It’s truly a stunning scarf and it’ll become a stemple in your closet during the spring. (Or any other season, let’s be honest!)

DECOART PAINTED WOODEN BRACELETS – CRAFT BERRY BUSH

Just like X describes it in her tutorial, these wooden bangles are colorful arm candy! Find the way she created these bracelets and start rocking the shibori trend on your jewelry too. 

SHIBORI TIE-DYE CLOTH NAPKIN TUTORIAL – A BEAUTIFUL MESS

Do you want something more creative when you dress up your table for special dinner parties? Why not give these adorable tie-dye napkins a try! These are perfect to add that pop of color your table setting needs without extra fuss (or extra costs!)  

DIY SHIBORI LAMPSHADE – RED HOUSE WEST

Dim your bedroom light with a subtle tone of blueish light by giving your lampshade a quick and easy makeover using our beloved shibori technique. This pattern is quite minimalist compared to another and in my opinion, a perfect solution to add some color and originality to your room but keeping the same vibe.

SHIBORI DIP CUSHIONS – THE BLACKBIRD

These cushions mean business! These look like an expensive-designer created them but good news, Gemma shows you exactly how to get the same look on your cushions. Same designer-vibe, but at no extra cost.

DIY INDIGO SHIBORI DYED KITCHEN TOWELS – LOVELY INDEED

As usual, Chelsea at Lovely Indeed has created a seriously cool project to put the shibori trend to use. She has a marvelous (and perfectly detailed instructions and photos) of her step by step process to make this pretty kitchen towels.  

DIY SHIBORI ONESIES – THE SWEETEST OCCASION

Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion put together this colorful color trend and an adorable onesie in one DIY project and I immediately wanted to make one. Isn’t it adorable? To make yourself one just follow her lead!

DIY SHIBORI KIMONO – CONSUMER CRAFTS

If there’s anything that goes hand in hand with the shibori technique is a kimono with shibori patterns! Both traditional parts of the Japanese culture, the fabric dye-method goes perfectly with a modern version of the kimono. Head to Costumer Crafts where this tutorial will let you know everything you need.

SHIBORI DYEING – RED HOUSE WEST

Do you want to try out yourself this beautiful technique but you’re a bit scared? Trust me, we were all like that at first but don’t worry, there are tons of easy ways to face a shibori project. Just have a look at this easy accordion fold technique that Katie did only using rubber bands!

INDIGO TEA TOWELS – FRANCOIS ET MOI 

A perfect blend of eclectic and farmhouse style meet in this tea towel DIY project by the lovely Erin, creator of Francois Et Moi. She showed how she made these cute shibori-dyed tea towels in no time by following a simple process. 

DIY SHIBORI SHOPPING BAG – BURKATRON

Take your shibori obsession outside your home and carry it proudly on a shibori dyed shopping bag! To make your own shopping bag, shibori-style, just check out the tutorial created by Caroline, in her blog Burkatron. 

DIY SHIBORI STYLE BATH MAT – JOJOTASTIC

This shibori-style bath mat seems to be fresh out of a high-end store but nothing further from the truth. Joanna from Jojotastic made it herself using only a few things and her own twist on the ancient technique to achieve this look. 

SHIBORI TIE DYE PILLOWS – PLACE OF MY TASTE

with minimal materials, Aniko managed to create these one-of-a-kind patterns using the shibori technique on her pillows and the dye-adventure totally paid off. To make yours and achieve this shibori-pillows, go to her post and check her tips.

Ways To Try The Shibori Tie Dye Method

I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you have a favorite and if there is something here that you might try. Happy creating!
  1. DIY Shibori Tie Dye Wrapping Paper from damasklove.com
  2. Shibori Pillow from lizmarieblog.com
  3. DIY Pink Shibori Pillow from thecraftedlife.com
  4. DIY Throw Pillows With Hardware Store Shibori Dyeing from shrimpsaladcircus.com
  5. Sunshine Ombre Shibori Tie Dye Top from craftsbyamanda.com
  6. Frayed Infinity Scarf DIY from mesewcrazy.com
  7. Decoart Painted Wooden Bracelets from craftberrybush.com
  8. Shibori Tie-Dye Cloth Napkin Tutorial from abeautifulmess.com
  9. DIY Shibori Lampshade from redhousewest.com
  10. Shibori Dip Cushions from theblackbird.co.nz
  11. DIY Indigo Shibori Dyed Kitchen Towels from lovelyindeed.com
  12. DIY Shibori Onesies from thesweetestoccasion.com
  13. DIY Shibori Kimono from blog.consumercrafts.com
  14. Shibori Dyeing from redhousewest.com
  15. Indigo Tea Towels from francoisetmoi.com
  16. DIY Shibori Shopping Bag from burkatron.com
  17. DIY Shibori Style Bath Mat from jojotastic.com
  18. Shibori Tie Dye Pillows from placeofmytaste.com

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