Resist Dyeing method.
This shibori design is available in other color combinations, scaled smaller or larger, or as a vertical pattern upon request. This is a fun design for any home decor project, or a shirt, skirt, sundress, or children's clothes made from one of Spoonflower's fabulous cottons, or a midi dress sewn with Spoonflower's Modern Jersey Knit or Woven Silky Faille. The pattern is also perfect for scarves/infinity scarves created with Spoonflower's Fill-A-Yard Project. Select the Shibori Abstract Collection link, on the collections page select Start Designing, then follow the directions for Fill-A-Yard for a contrasting 1-yard scarf or a Fill-A-Project for a contrasting 2-yard infinity scarf. Working with fabrics, tie-dye techniques have always intrigued me. While taking a textile course at UCLA, I was introduced to shibori—the Japanese art of shaped resist dyeing. This method of shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing opened up a whole new way of giving fabrics a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plucking, twisting, binding, and knotting. Chance, accident, and the unexpected are the elements that give life to the shibori process, giving the end product some of its most appealing characteristics. The Japanese Shibori Collection features designs directly from my original silk and cotton textiles.