Remember summer afternoons spent with a Hanes T-shirt, a pack of rubber bands, and some buckets filled with RIT dye? You'd tie a couple random knots, dunk the shirt in a bucket, and voila: Your very own tie-dyed t-shirt.

Think of shibori—an ancient form of wrapping, binding, and hand-dyeing fabric—as tie-dye for grown-ups. Big-deal designers like Stella McCartney, Band of Outsiders, and Michael Kors have recently sent shibori-inspired patterns down their catwalks, and high-street stores like Madewell, Anthropologie, and Free People are all offering up intricately-patterned, indigo hued pieces, too. Shibori is definitely having a moment.

"Shibori gives fabric a vibrant liveliness that other prints can't offer," explains Kalen Kaminski, who along with pal Astrid Chastka, founded shibori-based clothing label Upstate four years ago. "There are always inconsistencies with shibori that must be embraced."

With that in mind, I asked Kaminski and Chastka to walk me through my very own shibori DIY.

upstate-demo10

upstate-demo1What we used:

- silk caftan (use any white cotton or silk item you like, but be sure to choose 100% natural fibers as those absorb dyes best)
...read more

Shibori: The One Runway Trend You Can Actually DIY. Here’s How

Remember summer afternoons spent with a Hanes T-shirt, a pack of rubber bands, and some buckets filled with RIT dye? You’d tie a couple random knots, dunk the shirt in a bucket, and voila: Your very own tie-dyed t-shirt.

Think of shibori—an ancient form of wrapping, binding, and hand-dyeing fabric—as tie-dye for grown-ups. Big-deal designers like Stella McCartney, Band of Outsiders, and Michael Kors have recently sent shibori-inspired patterns down their catwalks, and high-street stores like Madewell, Anthropologie, and Free People are all offering up intricately-patterned, indigo hued pieces, too. Shibori is definitely having a moment.

“Shibori gives fabric a vibrant liveliness that other prints can’t offer,” explains Kalen Kaminski, who along with pal Astrid Chastka, founded shibori-based clothing label Upstate four years ago. “There are always inconsistencies with shibori that must be embraced.”

With that in mind, I asked Kaminski and Chastka to walk me through my very own shibori DIY.

upstate-demo10

upstate-demo1What we used:

– silk caftan (use any white cotton or silk item you like, but be sure to choose 100% natural fibers as those absorb dyes best)
…read more

Via: Shibori: The One Runway Trend You Can Actually DIY. Here’s How

    

About SandbookNET

Welcome to SandbookNet - find a penpal or a swapper, a lost penpal or a birthday twin! Exchange Fbs and tons more! Read our penpal magazine. Nominate a penpal for our PenPal of the Month Contest! Download the free templates for Fbs, Decos and more! And don't forget : Happy PenPalling! The Sandbook Community is an online lifestyle ring for exchanging ideas.
BIGTheme.net • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes