Scarf Tutorial Stitched Shibori

Scarf Tutorial Stitched Shibori

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. 

August 08, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl
Onesie Dyeing Tutorial- Easy Shibori

Onesie Dyeing Tutorial- Easy Shibori

It seems like everyone I know is pregnant or has just had a baby.  I decided to get some onesies to dye for presents.  This a really fun activity and it would be a great activity for a baby shower.  I've posted a video on my YouTube Channel- Catherine Ruhl Check it out.  If you like it, please subscribe, like, comment and share.  xoxo
Nail Head Shibori

Nail Head Shibori

This is a really fun pattern to make.  It can be as difficult as you want it to be and as easy as you want it to be.  You can make the nails very close together or farther apart.  I made my nails between 2-3 inches apart.  I made sure to tie the string around the nail head very tightly and wrapped around the nail head multiple times before tying it off.  I did this for each nail until I covered the entire piece.  I recommend doing this while watching your favorite show or movie. 
July 26, 2020 — Catherine Ruhl
Denim Shirt Upcycle

Denim Shirt Upcycle

I was so bummed out when I somehow got bleach on one of my favorite J.Crew denim shirts! I decided to upcycle instead of throw it out because it had a lot of life left.  
Ink Blot Pattern-Easy Stitched Shibori Pattern

Ink Blot Pattern-Easy Stitched Shibori Pattern

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.  

Denim Scrap Raw Edge Pillow

Denim Scrap Raw Edge Pillow

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.  

Fourth of July Tie Dye Project

Fourth of July Tie Dye Project

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! 

Color Discharge Experiment

Color Discharge Experiment

I decided to try dharma's color remover and see what it was all about. It is also known as Thiourea dioxide (AKA Thiox, Spectralite).  
Shibori Pillow

Shibori- Indigo Dyeing Turtorial Step By Step- Beginner

Written step by step instructions for resist dyeing with indigo