2021 Summer Trend Watch: Indigo Shibori
Updated: Mar 6
Blue and white have always been considered summer colors for as long as I can remember. Indigo Shibori seems to be all the rage this summer; you probably have seen home decor or clothing items at the local boutiques and furniture stores, in magazines, and on the web.
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What is shibori?
According to Japan Objects, the Japanese term "shibori" means to wring or squeeze. Their article, "5 Things You Should Know about Japanese Indigo Dyeing," explained how the shibori originated, the difference between regular tie-dye and shibori, and its techniques.
"The tie-dye we know from the 1960s generally uses one more straightforward technique of twisting and tying the middle of the shirt to create a psychedelic spiral design. Finally, while tie-dye tends to draw from the entire rainbow color spectrum, more often than not, the shibori dye is only one color." - Japan Objects
Are you curious about the techniques to start creating shibori projects? HonestlyWTF offers a DIY tutorial on creating your own indigo shibori project at home. This tutorial comes with many different patterns, such as Itajime, Arashi, and Kumo.
Too busy for DIY Projects?
Not to worry, I have you covered! Here is what I found on Amazon:
In the mood to do some Pinteresting?
Feel free to check out Coastal Hygge pinboard, "Indigo Shibori," for more ideas.
About the Blogger
Kelly Mercer enjoys writing topics related to the beach, hygge, and home decor. She currently resides in Wilmington, NC, with her family.