You didn’t hear it first at TAC, but Shibori textiles are going to be allover this Spring from your bed linens to your tank top. I love seeing so much shibori love, but it’s never too much to remind what is Shibori, where it comes from, etc.
Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique that dates back to as early as the 8th century, that utilizes folding, stitching, binding, and knotting to protect areas of fabric from getting color during dyeing. Learn more about different shibori techniques here. Traditionally, Shibori techniques were used in combination with natural indigo dye (and madder occasionally).
Nowadays, even though it’s still used largely in combination with indigo, but also in combination with other dyes, natural and synthetic, and techniques — painting, printing, etc.
If you’re feeling inspired and want to learn more check the Shibori classes coming up at TAC:
Japanese Shibori : WEEKEND INTENSIVE