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Shibori: Japanese tie-dying

When I saw this post from Honestly…WTF, all I could think was how much I want to try this RIGHT NOW.

All of these fabrics were dyed using different styles of Shibori. Shibori is the Japanese term for dyeing cloth using a variety of binding, folding, twisting, etc. techniques.  I LOVED tie-dying when I was a kid.  It always seemed like the quintessential summer camp activity.  I had quite the collection of tie-dyed shirts for a while.  But, as kids tend to, I grew out of them (emotionally AND physically).  I’ve always had a love for fabric and good patterns and to me, this looks like tie-dying’s older, classier, sexier sister.  Perfect! I can’t wait to try this out for myself!

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