As soon as the fabric is doubled up (for example if wrapped around a cylindrical object twice), the layers underneath come out totally undyed/white or much much lighter. I’m thinking it would make a nice throw rug. My wooden squares weren’t able to exclude the dye completely and I love it! Wow. That tie dye has come out so well, and it looks like such a fun process too! XO. This was a great tutorial. You can achieve a very nice imitation of the original Japanese shibori technique this way. Here are just a few basic binding techniques to try: Itajime shibori is known as the shape-resist technique. Nothing is mentioned in the dying kit about adding soda ash or a reduction agent. The beautiful rich blues of Indigo dye come from the leaves of the plant. it is my all time favorite and i want to get it just right please and thank you. Pity some of the technical instructions are so wrong…. -Items to dye: Only natural fibers will accept dye, so be sure to steer away from synthetics. Learn the basics of ancient Japanese Shibori technique of hand dyeing. Have a great week! Also what are your tips for keeping unused indigo dye and reactivating it for later use? My interpretation of the directions is to imagine a square board. It is so cool! http://al-qaisumah.net/صحيفة القيصومة الإلكترونية الصحيفة الأولى في القيصومة الصحيفة الرسمية . In my experience, tie dye typically includes using many colors of dye and methods of tying or bunching the fabric that produce that distinctive starburst look, whereas what we’re doing here is inspired more specifically by shibori in that it only uses indigo dye and the fabric is folded and bound with wood (which is not a typical tie dye technique). xo Thanks for a great tutorial. Please tell us more!? Thanks for spelling it out! Your results look brilliant ! Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve included you Indigo Dye: Dark Blue Granular Have fun! I love that one but I can’t figure out which technique it is? Very nice inspiration. I find that other dyes don’t achieve that rich, blue hue as well as real indigo powder does. Rinse the fabric in another bucket of clean water. You can also use iDye for natural fabrics and polyester. But that’s just my opinion! Definitely pinning this one for future use! Then, fold the strip again in triangles, accordion-style. WOW! TAKE 20% OFF WITH CODE INDIGO2020 (ALL UPPERCASE). is it even possible? Learn indigo from a professional for safety first is my suggestion, but definitely try the techniques at home. Learn the basics of ancient Japanese Shibori technique of hand dyeing. If so how do you get smaller squares etc. When you check on the dye, you’ll notice a foamy oil-slick looking top layer and a neon yellow-greenish colored liquid below. Put on a fresh pair of gloves, grab a pair of scissors and keep that bucket of clean water nearby. Depending on the style of the design/technique and area in the world, there are different languages and terminology and is important that we pass along the proper info for sure to help keep these traditions thriving globally. I do not understand who you might be however I’ll have to try some of these! For plant fibers like cotton, rayon, wool and hemp, use Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes Thanks for going to the trouble of making animated GIFS…I have been trying to get that block binding technique in my head for a while…just never mad eit until now. I’ve just read Lynne comment .. is there a way to save my bought fabric with hot water and detergent?? I may dye a white skirt that I already have. You would think that in 10 minutes, the dye would completely soak through all layers of fabric and dye the whole piece solid blue, but it doesn’t!