I must have pre-empted this one somewhat with my Indigo post, over a year ago now, and my personal experiment with tie-dye last winter. I thought it would have run it's course by now but it seems we, you, they can't get enough of Shibori!
For the uninitiated Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping.
Some of these methods are also known as tie-dye but don't be thinking psychedelic swirls of 70's esq colour explosions. Tie dye has come of age, or rather returned to an age of sophistication.
Here is this amazing technique I have been finding everywhere and in everything.
1. New York based label Uzi sell this beautiful top through Totokaelo
2. Rebecca Atwood has done some amazing things with shibori check out her full cushion line
3. The ladies that make up Shibori give workshops and have also written a book - all fuelling this passion - here is their lampshade
4. A stunning Bomaki Tote Bag by Job and Boss
5. Just when I thought the guys had missed out I came across this T-shirt from US based All Saints
6. From the newly opened West Elm Australia, in Bondi Junction and online this little rug. They also sell cushions, quilts and curtains in shibori!
7. Akira Isogawa teamed up with Designer Rugs making this Shibori Rug from his Hirameki Range - more a reference to shibori than shibori as such.
8. This beautiful scarf combines shibori and felting from Beljays Felt n Art via Etsy
9. Also from Etsy Sea and Stone studio - lovely cushions, pillow covers and scarves
10. Sally Campbell quilts symbolise luxury for me. Her shibori quilts are beautifully understated
There is so much more shibori and shibori inspired goodness out there I think it will be a while before it is out of flavour - maybe another couple of thousand years.