I think Spring is finally trying to creep in, and I for one couldn’t be happier about it’s arrival.
Inspired by a traditional Japanese textile, this versatile accessory is just a length of fabric and a bottle of dye away. To create traditional Japanese textiles using the shibori technique, a plant was often plucked, fermented, and reduced to make an indigo dye, and then a piece of fabric was folded, compressed, or twisted, bound, and dipped into it. Consider this project a shortcut: To achieve almost the same effect, you need little more than a length of fabric (nearly any fiber will work), a bottle of blue dye, and a few plastic bins.
There have been SO many t-shirt remodels on Pinterest , that I thought I’d give one a try my own way.
Turmeric is a wonderful little spice that you can find at almost any grocery store. Not only is it a superfood and a beauty remedy that has been used for ages, it is also the perfect all natural dye.
Happy Fashion Friday!
Guest post by Karina from Maple Ash and Oak Hello there, I am Karina from Maple Ash and Oak .
Photography on the final images is by Liz Daly , a San Francisco based photographer Excited to share with you another blank canvas tutorial, a new weekly tutorial series I started last week all about decorating and personalizing the plain canvas tote we’ve all come to love.
To make your own, first equip yourself with some decent containers. Canning jars, old jelly jars, even plastic containers with lids will do. I chose these 12 oz. glass jars with plain lids from The Container Store.