Shibori kit from the Danish brand, Maibritt Amsler. Shibori is in many ways reminiscent of what we know as wrap batik. Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique in which work is done with a systematic exclusion of the dye in certain areas of pieces of fabric. The Shibori technique has been known in Japan for more than 800 years and has been mainly used for kimonos.
Shibori originates from the word 'shiboru' which means to twist or squeeze. The fabric is tied, pinched, sewn or twisted before dyeing and in this way creates areas that are not dyed, often in repeating patterns.
There are several different methods within shibori. My kit is an introduction to the part of shibori called Atajime. In Atajime, wooden blocks are used in different geometric shapes and the result is more graphic than other shibori techniques.
Maibritt Amsler graduated from Denmark's Design School, runs a webshop and design studio from Copenhagen's Kødby, prints serigraphs in Copenhagen NV and holds workshops to order in various printing techniques.
Dimensions: (box) L: 26.5 x W: 16.5 x D: 3.2 cm
- Scarf 90 x 90 cm in organic cotton with rolled seams
- 3 pieces of sample fabric 40 x 40 cm in organic cotton
- 2 x triangular wooden piece
- 2 x square wooden piece
- 2 x oblong pieces of wood
- Rubber bands
- Waxed cotton cord
- Dye bath containing soda, salt and dye powder
- Extra dye bath for dyeing
- Wooden stirring stick
- 16 page guide with how-to, tips and tricks
Design: Maibritt Amsler
Model: DIY Shibori kit