You can use the shibori fabric dyeing technique to reuse your fabrics which you are bored with or are uncomfortable with their pale appearance. You can make your old fabric reusable.

In this article, we wanted to give you information on how you can do this at home using the Shibori technique.

What is Shibori?

Shibori technique is a traditional Japanese painting art. The origin of the Shibori technique goes back to the 8th century. In this period, patterns were created by dyeing fabrics and donated to the emperor. In other words, geometric, symmetrical lines, patterns and motifs can be revealed by applying this technique.

How to Do the Shibori Technique?

Although the shibori technique is seen as a simple fabric dyeing, we can say that if you apply it correctly, you will create an art. The variety of patterns and designs you will make will give you the excitement to make the next one. Moreover, the fact that you only need a few pieces of material while doing this work will ensure that the work is easy, cheap and beautiful.

The type of fabric you will dye with the Shibori technique should be cotton, linen or wool. You can dye such fabrics more easily.

In this technique, the most common used color is blue. But you can also try other colors. For example; If you want a color between orange and red, you can choose oxide yellow for yellow, or oxide black if you want black.

You have to use rubber bands to give different shapes to the fabric. For this, you can use thin and thick rubber bands, clothespins or thick threads.

You will use powder dye in the painting process. For this reason, you should not forget that although the content of these dyes is herbal, they contain some chemicals. For this reason, it will be healthier to use gloves during the dyeing process.

You need to buy a few buckets to use during painting. You can choose your buckets according to the size of the fabric.

In the dyeing process, you need to have a stick as you will need to mix the fabric in the dye.

Due to its nature, fabric dye does not come off easily when spilled and splashed. For this reason, you can lay an old newspaper or cloth on the ground, considering that there may be splashing around. In fact, it would be much more logical to do this in the bathroom.

Powder dyes are used sparingly, so you don't need to use a lot of paint. For example; 1 teaspoon of powder paint in 2.5 liters of water will be sufficient.

You can use washing soda for better penetration of the dye into the fabric.

The fabric should be shaped before dyeing and wetted with clean water. After the dye is thoroughly wetted, the fabric is dipped into the dyebath and waited for 5 minutes. Then you can check it by taking it out of the water. The dye will find its true color when it comes into contact with oxygen. For this reason, it may not be the color you want when you get out of the water immediately.

After dyeing is complete, it should stay outside overnight. After this process, you can rinse it thoroughly with tap water and hang it to dry.

You can get the fabric dye from our website. By choosing the dye color you desire, you can complete your order and receive it from your address.


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