Learn the Japanese art of tie and dye called Shibori in your next summer camp (you could write about it as ideas for writing articles for teenagers) and get a myriad range of designs on T-shirts, scarves and cushion covers.
Be Prepared for Unusual Patterns that Defy Imagination
The word means to “press”, “squeeze” or “wring”; this dyeing technique is not for those who want defined results but are ready to be surprised. Consider preparing the cloth in such a manner (twisting, folding, binding, clamping or stitching it) that it can, in places, resist dyes. A master craftsman with years of expertise cannot predict the outcome. Learn about ShiboriDefinition here
Ever Popular Indigo Dyes
Wondering about dyes for your Shibori project? How about a traditional dye- Indigo which results in wavy blue patterns and is popular with young and old. You need a lid with a cover and the longer you soak, there are more chances of the dye going deep. Learn about containers, steps, other ingredients, equipment and timing when you use Indigo dyes at DIYShibori
Cloth that can be Dyed
A cloth that can be easily wound, manipulated and is able to absorb dyes is best for a tie and dye project. Natural ones like cotton, silk, linen or wool fit the bill and should be washed before dyeing. Do a test on a small piece of cloth before you move ahead.
Objects that Give Resistance
Use rubber bands, pipes and poles, thread, pieces of wood, paper clips, beads, and buttons and other objects for the desired resistance and limitless patterns.
Know the Techniques
Learn the 6 ways of doing shibori an ancient Japanese dye technique : Kanoko, Miura, Kumo, Nui, Arashi, and Itajime. You can bind up cloth, roll it around a pipe or an object, stitch it or sandwich it to get unique patterns of Shibori.