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Shibori Scarf

Shibori Scarf

I was inspired by Kim Winter’s post about shibori and indigo recently so I thought I would stitch, tie and over dye one of my “failed” eco dyed scarves. Kim had suggested that the indigo color goes well with the eco dyed fabrics, so even though I didn’t have indigo, I combined blue and black acid dyes to achieve a dark indigo look.

Stitched ScarfFirst I folded the scarf in half, stitched running stitch about every 1/4 – 1/2″ across the scarf. The scarf is a combination of wool and silk that I got from Dharma Trading.

Close Up Before Dyeing

I didn’t have any specific instructions but knew the general idea of how it was supposed to work. Sew a running stitch, pull it tight and tie a knot.

Tied TightHere it is after I tightened up all the strings and tied knots.

Close Up Tied ScarfI had some difficulty holding it tight when I was tying the knots. I don’t think I really got it as tight as I should have.

Shibori ScarfHere’s the finished scarf. It is really hard to get a photo of this color as it tends to looks just black. But it is a really deep blue.

Close Up Shibori ScarfYou can see the patterning much better in this photo. I haven’t ironed it out so it has a nice texture from the shibori tying as well. I think I’ll just leave it as it is and I was happy with the results. Thanks Kim, for the inspiration!

Button on Phone Case

I also added a button to my new phone case that I showed you earlier. This is one of Zed’s polymer clay buttons. You can learn how to make these from her e-book. The button matches perfectly – Thanks Zed!

Pile of Dyed Roving

And just so you don’t think I’m a slacker, here is the wool roving I dyed last week. 🙂

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