Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves. folding, twisting, bunching or clamping and binding cloth to form sections that will resist the dye and form contrasting patterns – depending on how the cloth has been manipulated, very different patterns can be created.
When choosing fabric it is important that it is a natural material – cotton,silk, wool or linen work well.
Commercial fabric is often coated, and it is important to wash this coating off so it won’t interfer with the dye.
Some forms of Shibori are known in the West as tie-dye. There are numerous combinations of shaping the fabric before dyeing, visit my Shibori Techniques page for more details.