his scarf is such a great piece! There are a lot of possibilities with stitched shibori and this one is pretty straight forward. It's not the fastest pattern, but the time is worth it! I suggest stitching while watching tv or while chatting on the phone.
It's a fun pattern to do and also makes a great conversation starter on your couch! What do you see?
The technique is fairly simple as far as a stitched shibori pattern goes. Accordion fold the piece to the desired width and then tack the edge with repetitive stitching. Watch the video for a visual.
I sewed all the scraps together in strip patterns and then arranged them in a pleasing composition. I played for a while with the color blocks of light and dark shades making sure that the led the eye around the whole pillow. There's no wrong way to do it, but I think the composition is my favorite element of the "crazy quilt".
I pinned them down on a 21x21" piece of dark wash denim and then stitched them down like an applique. I've included some photos of my process here. I also taught a workshop for FABSCRAP on how to make it. I've uploaded the class video on my YouTube channel.
I wanted to try something fun and festive for the Fourth of July this year. I was inspired by people in my online shibori classes, being resourceful when they couldn't get their hands on indigo. They would buy Rit Dye or tie dye kits! The Shibori folding techniques can be applied to tie dye and you can have a lot of fun mixing the colors!