Rustic Handwoven Shibori
Close-up of a Handwoven Shibori Scarf, using bleach technique.
Bleached Shibori Sample with pattern threads removed.
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”