How do you dye indigo fabric?
Correspondingly, how do you dye Shibori fabric?
The Shibori Dyeing Process You'll need to fold and bind your fabric before proceeding with the dye; see below for several folding options. Once you've folded your fabric, it's time to dye! First, soak your folded and bound fabric in water, then squeeze it out. Now, gently submerge your fabric in the dye.
Similarly, is Shibori always blue? No, not at all. You can find examples of shibori in almost every conceivable colour from neon pink to the deepest of blacks. People often think of Japanese shibori as being blue because many of the Edo period workwear kimono are dyed with indigo and decorated with shibori patterns.
Regarding this, what is indigo dye made from?
Most natural indigo dye for sale comes from the leaves of Indigofera tinctoria. This plant is tender to frost and grows best in the tropics, thriving in hot and humid places with fertile soil. It is commercially grown in India, El Salvador, Vietnam and some other countries.
Which dye is traditionally used for Shibori?