Thursday, August 21, 2008


Last weekend I discovered a dying technique call Shibori, traditionally used to dye silks in Japan. I love the organic quality of the lines, how they're delicate and imperfect at the same time. My roommate Lillian and I have been playing around with dying 15 oz cotton canvas, for the purpose of sewing up some bags. So far we've only splattered and dunked canvas in bleach, (navy turns an intense rasberry color!) but we have plans for deep magenta and avocado dyes this weekend. It'll be intersting to see how the shibori techniques translate into heavy canvas, and also if we can manage to produce some patterns that are not in any way hippie/granola-esque.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Whoa, those are beautiful! Especially the last one. Thanks for continuously sharing all of your new discoveries!