Rustic Handwoven Shibori

Close-up of a Handwoven Shibori Scarf, using bleach technique.

Close-up of a Handwoven Shibori Scarf, using bleach technique.

Bleached Shibori Sample with pattern threads removed.

Bleached Shibori Sample with pattern threads removed.

Pattern threads pulled creating resist for bleaching process.

Pattern threads pulled creating resist for bleaching process.

I love to experiment, probably has something to do with working in chemical labs early in my career. My newest adventure uses black rayon in both the warp and weft of a Handwoven Shibori piece. Instead of applying dyes to the piece after pulling the pattern threads, I bleached the fabric. It’s important to dilute the bleach so as not to damage the fibers. Also after rinsing the bleached fabric needs to be soaked in a dechlorinator such as hydrogen peroxide found in your local drugstore. A finished scarf called “Rustic” can be seen in the “Handwoven Shibori Gallery”

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3 responses to “Rustic Handwoven Shibori

  1. I am not a big shibori fan, but I do like the look of this one.

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  2. I think you got a lot of great effect on the scarf.

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