Upstate’s Designer Breaks Down Shibori Dyeing, GIF-Style

Ok, so this GIF-Style guide to shibori dyeing on Racked is completely amazing.

While they don’t use natural dyes, let us suggest our very own Indigo Shibori Kit that is a fan favorite. Now, get reading this story because it’s awesome.

“Upstate‘s beautifully dyed designs may look like they were crafted in a Catskills cabin, and lovingly hung on a twine laundry line (by friendly sparrows) to dry, but they are, in fact, made in a Greenpoint studio by shibori expert Kalen Kaminski. We stopped by the East River space to get a one-on-one lesson in the ancient Japanese fabric dyeing technique, and came away with a patterned silk tank that we can’t wait to recreate on those too-cold-to-go-outside days that are just around the corner. Watch as Kalen takes us through this super simple shibori DIY—in GIF’s!—this way…”

Read (and watch) the full story here on Racked.