Shibori Fabric – A Japanese Dye Technique

Shibori fabric

Do you know from where this Indigo fabric has emerged which the women are crazy about? Shibori is the oldest known Indigo dyeing techniques. The process was started since ancient times when the lower class people were not permitted to wear apparel made of silk fabric. Recently we have seen that this dyeing technique emerged in the world of denim and also gained popularity in the textile market around the globe. So, the Shibori fabric in Kolkata also has gained popularity. Most of the woman prefers to buy ethnic outfit made of indigo fabric and this style is a must have in every woman’s closet. So here are some amazing ways to create your favourite indigo pattern.

Shibori the cloth can be stitched or folded and even can be twisted. Moreover, Shibori dupatta is also much in fashion as they look classy and stylish too. To get the desired effect on fabrics the dyeing method need to choose effectively so that you get the exact pattern what have you desired. The results of such technique are endless and even can be elaborated if you want.  Here are major Shibori dyeing techniques:-

  • Kanoko– This is one of the most used technique that is similar to the technique which we commonly called as Tie-dye. The desired patterns on fabrics are achieved using this technique. The fabric is been bided and properly secured with thread. The final pattern generally depends on the how tightly the craftsman has bided the cloth. The circular kind of shape is achieved by this kind of pattern.
  • Miura– This technique is all about looping and binding. A hook and a needle are used to pluck different sections in the cloth. After the sections have been made, with a thread each section is looped twice. This technique is considered the easiest one compare to other techniques.
  • Kumo Shibori – This technique can only be achieved with the help of an object. The cloth needs to be wrapped with the object along with a thread. This technique is generally used to achieve a very specific pattern.
  • Nui– This is basically a stitching technique that includes to stitch the entire cloth and dragging the threads very tightly to accumulate the fabric. Wooden dowels are actually used to drag the thread tightly and keep it in the place securely during dyeing. This is the best technique used to maintain the accuracy.
  • Arashi – This technique involves twisting, wrapping as well as also binding the cloth around the wooden poles to get the desired pattern. It is actually wrapped around the pole diagonally. Generally, to achieve the diagonal pattern this technique is used.
  • Lastly, Itajime– Shibori is actually used to acquire a perfect shape on the fabric where actually the fabric needs to be folded around the wooden poles.

Shibori fabric is produced at a large amount in recent days. Also, this fabric is interpreted nowadays through digital print and has become a fabric of inspiration among the craftsmen.