iDye Shibori Tutorial
The materials you need for this project are a packet of iDye, string, a cylinder to wrap your fabric around, scissors, bowl and some fabric. I’m only dyeing a small swatch so this will be on the smaller scale. If you want to dye yardage you should use a large pot and heat it on the stove; following the directions on the packet of dye. Be sure to never use the pot for food again.
The dyeing process is experimental and a lot of fun! You can mix packets together, tie up your fabric in crazy ways and just see what happens!
Here it is! The great thing about swatches is that you can keep folding and dyeing them in different ways. For this one, I’m going to get rid of that bright-natural color of the muslin and toss is back in the dye bath for a few seconds.
Here is my swatch along with some others I’ve done! The top is silk chiffon that was braided with chain, dyed a yellow-orange, and then rebraided and dyed a blue-black. It looks like an oil slick! The one in the center I put in the bottom of a container, poured in a little of a couple different blues, and then shibori-ed the same way as this tutorial and put in color remover. The light blue one I wrapped with rubber bands and put in a blue dye bath. The pink and blue one I binder clipped, dyed navy, and then put in in a bright pink bath.
Enjoy and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!