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The Art of Shibori Tie- and Dip-Dye

Tie-dye and dip-dye - both forms or Shibori - are a great way to bring life to home fabrics and decor accessories.


The technique for tie-dye has long been used to add something unique to fabrics and textile items, and many craft enthusiasts are embracing the method of tie-dye and dip-dye to transform more than fabrics for cushions and pillows. In fact, there are so many ways that you can use the Japanese Shibori technique to transform a huge range of home accessories, and we share a few of these with you.





A wonderful way to show how you can use Shibori to transform home decor accessories is to provide examples of the works done by MAJAMIstudio that is available for sale on Etsy. She offers a wide selection of macramé items where dip-dye is used to best effect in some of her creations. Her work is a wonderful example of how you can dip dye items to give them a vibrancy that couldn't otherwise be achieved easily.

If you're a fan of Bohemian decor or are looking for a way to add a splash of colour to your walls, or simply that you love finding new ways to use macramé to craft your own home decor accessories, you will definitely want to find out more about the dip-dye trend and will find plenty of information on Pinterest and YouTube to help you get started.







You can combine macramé and the dip-dye method to create an unusual and eye-catching feature for a plain wall, or to add interest to a plain room. With macramé being a top-trend at the moment you get to bring two traditional techniques together to create beautiful pieces for your home.





Over at REW Homewares, also on Etsy, the Shibori tie-dye technique is used to create a collection of unique and interesting cushions. The uniquely hand dyed cushions are created using the traditional art of Japanese Shibori and are dyed using on-trend indigo hues.

There are so many different ways that you can use the Shibori technique to add interesting colours and patterns to everyday cotton fabrics.

Muddersmilk on Etsy uses Shibori to make interesting patterns for plain cotton fabric that can be sewn into curtains. Using Shibori in this way lets you easily add interest to window treatments.

If you can dip or tie fabric to add colour and pattern, you can make you own home textiles for bedding, curtains, tablecloths, serviettes and more.



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