Monochromatic Monday :: Indigo Shibori

By Chanel Dror
Shibori Inspiration Board

Shibori Inspiration Board

Don’t make the mistake of calling it tie-dye — today’s board is inspired by the much more glamorous and way more hip version of everyone’s favorite summer camp activity. Made by twisting, folding and binding fabric, then dying it with natural dye (in this case, gorgeous indigo), the result is a rich pattern that looks great just about everywhere. On the table, on your furniture or in the form of a breezy summer dress,  it’s a fool-proof way to add natural texture to your home or wardrobe… and when the hand-dying process is half the fun, there’s no reason not to make an event of it. So what do you think? Is Shibori perfectly on-trend, or just as much of a “don’t” as rainbow tie-dye?

Shibori sundress from MadewellShibori napkins from Anthropologie Blog; embroidered heel guards from Sri Threads via Pinterest; Shibori beach sarong via Pinterest (original source unknown); Dying process from Shibori workshop at MiH Jeans HQ via Park & Cube; dyed sheets and shams from Urban Outfitters; Shibori dying in-process from Kinfolkhand-dyed Shibori table runner from Anthropologie; DIY Shibori indigo dyed placemats from Lovely Indeed