Target Ocean Shell Square Pillow • Target Oblong Tie Dye Pillow • Young Fabulous & Broke Bangal Convertible Maxi Dress • Rebecca Atwood Striped Shibori Tangerine Pillow • Anthropologie Hand-Dyed Shibori Apron • Anthropologie Hand-Dyed Shibori Table Runner • Legend & Song Shibori Rings Pouch • Madewell Indigo Shibori Linen Skirt • Crate & Barrel Shibori Napkin • Blue Life Wild & Free Romper
Having been born in the 80’s, tie-dye automatically brings negative connotations to mind in the form of crayon box color combos and trippy dancing bears. So when it started appearing on the runways and in home lines I couldn’t help but resist! But then shibori worked it’s way into my vocabulary – an ancient Janpanese method of dying fabric with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing or capping it* – very similar to tie-dying. But it sounds so much more chic, and doesn’t remotely bring back unwanted memories of Spencer’s Gifts psychedelic offerings!
Traditionally, shibori is known for it’s distinct indigo and white pattern (which I love – surprise, surprise!), but am also rather smitten with with both the warmer hues and neutral palettes! What’s your take on the pattern?