Monday, May 30, 2016

Shabby Tank to Shibori Treasure

I had this old white tank top, and I wanted to spruce it up a bit. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do (like always) but then (like always) it hits me like a truck.... BOOM!...SHIBORI!!!

I took a class on Shibori back in March, at the National Art Education Convention, and I thought I could put my new skills to the test.  You can check out that post from NAEA, HERE.

Just recently, with the encouragement of a few of my students, I decided to create a YouTube channel for some of my classroom demos. Shibori fabric dyeing is one of those videos. We did this as a fun end of the year project. In my class we created Shibori techniques with geometric shapes and patterns with the type of folding and binding used.  I am so excited to share one technique with VIDEOS with you, right here on my blog as part of this refashion. 

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My tank top was ready for a makeover!

All clipped up!
Lookin' like a centipede!

Dip in the water, then dip in the dye.

Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Wait just a few minutes to let the water drain on some newspaper. 

Let your dyed fabric dry completely.
Heat treat your new shibori fabric by ironing it. 
(Put an old towel down to protect your ironing board cover)
Wash  alone and hang dry for the first time.
Then wash with like colors.
Some fading may occur.

A fun and easy way to breathe new life into an old piece of clothing.

If you are interested in researching a bit more about Shibori, you can go to my 
Pinterest board 

Let me know what you think about the final product in the comments!

See you next time!!!