shibori for dummies

The wonderful thing about Shibori is the flexibility to try different techniques ranging from the very simple to the extremely complicated. Here are some resources that helped me get started.



Search for “Shibori DIY ” and this is one of the first pages that pop up. Simple, easy to follow tutorial for a first timer that covers a range of shibori techniques using objects that can be found around the house.


CRAFT CATALYST :: There’s a Thread

If a needle and thread is your thing or you want to try some stitch resist techniques, you should check this out.

Mokume_Craft Catalyst1

FALL FOR DIY :: How to Reverse Indigo Shibori

A beautifully shot step-by-step guide to upcycle those old denims!


THE ETSY BLOG :: Learning from the Experts

Great tips and insights for those who want to pursue Shibori more regularly.

The Etsy Blog _Shibori1

ALL ABOUT HAND DYEING :: Where to buy Dyes and Supplies

Paula Birch puts a scientific lens to the art of hand dyeing; this site contains loads of information on dyes, dyeing process including where to buy supplies across the world.

All About Hand Dyeing _Shibori1

JOHN’S ATTIC :: Just what is Indigo?

John Marshall, the Katazome master on various types of Indigo

JohnMarshall_Indigo Plant


This is my tutorial when you’re up for combination of shibori techniques. This one uses the pleating and wrapping methods!


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