BIND & FOLD, the art of tie and dye

Wielding the art of tie and dye, Bind & Fold consists of  varied patterns created by the ancient craft. Going back in time, long before the 70’s, was known as Shibori, a Japanese term that encompasses a wide variety of resist-dyeing techniques, which have been utilized by different cultures for over 6000 years. The end results are random patterns that are either geometric or loose and free flowing and/or combinations of everything in between.

We’re going to give you a glimpse into one of our classic and best selling collections and how were they made.

  1. TIE, FOLD, CLAMP, ROLL : You can do anything you want with the cloth. As long as there is enough area to resist the dye from absorbing the colour, you’re going to be surprised by the fantastic results you get.

4-types

2. DYE : You can try soaking a piece for one, ten, and twenty minutes to see the results that will produce. Short soaks result in thin lines of blue with lots of distinct white space, and longer soaks result in more blue and more bleeding of the blue onto the white.

dye-scenes

3. DRY : It can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to 20 minutes for your piece to fully oxidize, so just hang out and watch your design emerge! During this time, the dye will continue to bleed a tiny bit, and the color will deepen – so you can never fully know exactly what result you’ll get, which is part of the fun.

Once your piece has oxidized, all that’s left to do is rinse your fabric in water, squeeze it out, and let it dry.

finale

While some of our designs are already online , stay tuned for our new explorations and designs to shop soon.

Shop BIND & FOLD here : https://www.idamstore.com/collections/bind-fold

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SOURCE : http://www.designsponge.com/2014/05/diy-project-shibori-designs-4-ways.html
http://www.dharmatrading.com/techniques/tiedye/tie-dye-history.html
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