Shibori on the 4th!


There’s something pretty exciting about having free time to dye fabric! And that’s just what I did this July 4th weekend. What a treat! The weather was absolutely perfect: sunny, warm, dry with a constant sweet breeze. So I set up my work station outside.

The plan was to Shibori dye tablecloths for summer entertaining, although I also threw in a bunch of scarves and summer cotton tops! My love affair with all things navy and indigo continues, so all three dye baths were of that color. I used Procion MX Reactive Dyes from Prochemical.

Shown above is a cotton/linen cloth with handkerchief style hemming that is quite long, about 100+ inches, perfect for my farmable. Rectangular wood shapes were placed inside accordion folds and bound with hemp. Here is a detail shot..


Tablecloth #2 pictured below, also a rectangle and just a bit shorter in length, was also cotton but with a woven texture. I purchased it a while ago from Target. I accordion folded and then bound it crosswise with cotton cording.


If you look closely in the detail shot, you can see the crosshatching design, which is was not only pretty but also added a nice heft to the cloth.


This last tablecloth was actually gifted to me. Originally an midweight, ivory colored cotton canvas cloth, I bound it using the Japanese”Kumo” technique with cotton cording, thus creating a spiderweb design.


A close up…


I’m over the moon with the results from this dyeing session. Now I’m thinking that I need some cloth napkins to go with?!!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Loretta Marvel
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 06:58:14

    Elizabeth , these are over the moon! You have become a master of this. I adore indigo, too. That circular one is AMAZING!


  2. Nancy Barry MacBride
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 07:29:20

    Very beautiful!


  3. Katie
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 20:04:06

    Elizabeth, these are fabulous and I’m sure you had fun with the process!


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