Shibori is the amazing art of indigo dyeing while covering some pieces of the cloth that will stay white.


The earliest known piece of Shibori fabric was made in the 7th century in Japan. By binding, or pressing pieces of wood together over folded cloth, you will get different patterns. If you make it with real indigo dye, you will enjoy an amazing process when the green dye oxidizes in the air and turns deep blue.

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You will need:

1 white cotton bedspread

string or rubber bands

We used a Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit bought on amazon.com.


  1. Cut a white cotton bedspread into smaller pieces.
  2. Bind sections of the fabric with strings or rubber bands. If the cloth is first folded in a Japanese fan pattern and then bound, the circles will be more regular. If you collect the fabric around a stick and bind it, before removing the stick, they will be more irregular.
  3. Dye with indigo.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Sew the bedspread together like a patchwork.

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Shibori is the amazing art of indigo dyeing while covering some pieces of the cloth that will stay white.
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