Shibori Dyeing Kit - Delphinium Blue
You’ll learn how to create a variety of designs using the time-honored Japanese Shibori method, combined with step-by-step instructions on how to use these low-impact dyes.
No experience is necessary, and this approach to dyeing can pretty easily be adapted for most home kitchens, bathtubs, or backyards. All you have to do is choose your dyeable items and let your color wheel spin.
With one kit you can dye up to 3-6 square yards of fabric, or 3 T-shirts, or 1 pound of yarn or other goods.
- Low-impact dye powder in Delphinium Blue, a soft, clear blue that leans a bit to the periwinkle side
- Soda ash
- Textile detergent
- 2 sets of wooden resist shapes
- Wooden clothespins
- One pair of biodegradable protective gloves
- Wooden stirring sticks
- Step-by-step instructions
What you’ll need:
- Fabric (cotton, linen, hemp, rayon, bamboo, ramie, or silk)
- A 3-5 gallon bucket or bin
- A smaller bucket or large bowl
- Long-handled stirring stick or spoon
- 2 clean, empty cups or jars for mixing
These Shibori resist-dye methods grow out of a centuries-old Japanese practice, as well as other indigenous and cultural dyeing practices from around the world. We honor the expert craftspeople and communities who have developed these techniques, and encourage you to dive even deeper into this world through resources like the World Shibori Network and Slow Fiber Studios.