I have spent many a research session eyeing up various Shibori projects online and given that our bedding has been in need of a facelift for a really long time, it was long overdue for an Indigo Shibori session!
After checking out a lot of different tutorials Honestly WTF has to be the best one, confirmed by it’s position at the top of Google! I purchased this Indigo Dye Kit from Dharma Trading which included everything you need from the gloves to the wooden blocks.
After much discussion (because this time my dyeing was going to affect two of us) we decided to do a simple accordion fold for the duvet cover, the Itajime technique for the pillow cases and the good old traditional binding technique for the sheet. I fancied some eclectic bedding for a change. See the pictures below:
Be warned, you will most likely get indigo everywhere so wear old clothes and keep bleach to hand for the surfaces, hence why I used the bath tub.
I absolutely love our new bedding and thoroughly enjoyed the Shibori Indigo technique although it is definitely a time consuming one and no easy feat in a small Manhattan apartment. I can’t wait to have a washing machine again! I’m now going excitedly off to bed, goodnight!
I'm just a mer-girl trying to find her feet in the world.
Moving to New York is teaching me all about women's fashion, Do It Yourself's and I'll be writing crucial reports on all the extravagant hair colours I can muster! I'll also be recommending places to visit in New York and other wonderful places in the world that my tail fin can take me.
There'll also be plenty of mermaid related material for all the other mer-people out there!