If you want to use natural indigo with a group (of any age), and you are new to it yourself, hire a very experienced expert who will keep you safe and save disappointment and mess. Then scrunch the fabric and twine up and down the can so it is bunched up. Does it automatically do that because of how it is wound, or did you vary how much of the fabric you submerged in dye? Can’t believe it’s been 4 years! Wow. Circle nails in a perfect circle. Wow, 4 years! I’ll have to try some of these! First up is the shape resist technique. Pour the indigo dye powder into the bucket and stir in a circular motion. I love shibori and I purchased a piece at QuiltFest. Has it never happened to you? I would just make sure you leave it in the vat long enough and be sure to return it to the dye vat a few times so that color really saturates. Congratulations at reaching 4 years. Didn’t see it in your descriptions. Nina O. https://www.bonnegueule.fr/le-pigment-indigo-22-ses-utilisations-dans-le-monde/, http://artthreads.blogspot.com/2012/08/monday-project-kumo-shibori.html, http://redhousewest.com/2014/06/02/i-tried-it-shibori-dyeing/. Will it stain a ceramic or porcelain sink? To do this you need to reduce it. Love this DIY. You can also layer the depths of blue with this by retting he twine after it dries initially. I hope you had an epic dinner party and used these beautiful creations as napkins or placemats, or heck – beautiful flags in the night breeze!! Congratulations on 4 years! And she spent weeks in Japan learning the technique. Thank Diamond repeat – on one side? I love this and plan to do my own thing with it. I just started experimenting with indigo; it’s pretty addicting! Or is it best for small pieces of fabric? Also what are your tips for keeping unused indigo dye and reactivating it for later use? This natural indigo dye kit is packed with everything you need to create a bundle of permanent, dyed patterns on any plant-based fabric. Pat S. Congrats! Thanks for a great tutorial. glad i found you!! This kit includes all you need to enjoy shibori (tie-dye) and indigo dye at home. To set up the indigo dye vat, follow the accompanying dye kit instructions. Thank you for your consideration, Congrats on four great years! Phone: +86 13932126562 info with us. I can’t wait to try it out. Carefully peek inside one of your pieces and you’ll see the areas in which the dye wasn’t able to penetrate. I even asked my husband to explain in case i was missing something really simple – but no – he was none the wiser! Once your piece has oxidized, all that’s left to do is rinse your fabric in water, squeeze it out, and let it dry. Hi, How did you get the napkin with the pole dying technique to look like 3 different shades of blue? Squeeze out all the water before submerging it into the indigo dye bath. Does the soda ash and reduction agent come together in the pack? If you have time and/or the inclination, would you please add some simple diagrams to explain the process? Thank you! Jeanne Looking for a fun easy to follow project, want to learn a new hobby? Great tutorial and great results too – glad you reposted it after 4 years. Definitely try out the posted techniques though! I love the colours and the patterns, so pretty x. Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary and wish all the best for the next years to come! If you unfold it now, you’ll see less bleeding in the finished piece. -We really like this indigo dyeing kit, which contains everything you need to do a shibori project. Also,this tutorial is so great! Thanks for going to the trouble of making animated GIFS…I have been trying to get that block binding technique in my head for a while…just never mad eit until now. Dye your stuff with Onion skins at home instead! I’m so excited to try this! So simple but stunning. If you keep it covered after each use, it should last up to 5 days. does this come in the pkg of Indigo Blue ? Great idea for home crafts and a unique gift for your creative... **Ships after November 30th. It is a beautiful and magical dye and there are completely organic, natural ways of using it to reduce it. https://www.bonnegueule.fr/le-pigment-indigo-22-ses-utilisations-dans-le-monde/ Lauren @Jen it just turned out that way because of the way it was bound. Only just came across this tutorial! I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site. Oops! I have been wanting to try shibori (and even bought the indigo dye supplies a few months ago) but have been hesitant for some reason. How exciting! See how the fabric is gridded with striped lines from the rubber bands? XO. Just let the fabric sit out in the air for a few minutes, and as it oxidizes, it will turn from green to the distinctive indigo blue. Bur your Shibori tutorial was excellent and helped me create some beautiful patterns (like yours). Subscribe to receive latest updates of Yamato Indigo. I’m thinking it would make a nice throw rug. Arashi is the Japanese term for “storm” and it’s also known as the pole-wrapping technique. Love your blog,I do love how you explain all DiY. I wonder if you have advice about how to do shibori on a garment?