I decided to start dyeing my own fabrics. I’ve never tried it before, but I decided to give it a try when I accidentally bought some white Kona cotton labeled as “prepared for dyeing.” My first bit of research led me to a Japanese technique called “shibori,” which refers to the process of folding, scrunching, tying, or otherwise modifying the fabric to resist dye in certain places and accept the dye in others.
I did the typical tye-dye roll up, and then I got creative and tried some different folds and clamping methods. The results were always interesting and beautiful in their own way.
Now I have about 30 yards of hand-dyed fabric. Not sure what I’ll make from it just yet, but I know that whatever it is will be very cool.
I’ve been posting about this non-stop on Instagram – follow me! @olivetreetextiles