How To Shibori- Beginner Bold Stripes Folding Technique

This is a great EASY pattern that looks great on everything.  You will need tongue depressors, rubber bands and some cellulose fabric.  Cotton, Linen, Rayon work best.  

In this video I mix up a thiox vat.  The vat has been going for a few days so I add some of the ingredients to "punch it up"  This is a good way to reuse your thiox vat.  You can get away with adding a smaller amount of ingredient then you would if you were to start from scratch.  And you don't have to throw out a vat that might have a little more life.  So it's a win win.  I just add 2parts, indigo, 2 parts soda ash, and 1 part thiox.  I also washed with a few tablespoons of synthrapol.  Synthrapol helps to keep the blues blue and the whites white.   Here are links to the supplies below:

Pre-reduced Indigo

Soda Ash



Tongue Depressors


If you try it let me know on in the comments.  I want to know how it goes!  Thanks

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