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Spring is the time to freshen up our wardrobe. The brave among us could even try some DIY projects. The Shibori technique, which like many others comes from Japan, is the highlight for 2022. Find out more background information about the history of this technique. Check out our pictures with decorative ideas! Also, learn how to use this simple yet beautiful technique from the video tutorial.

Some of the materials needed

Shiborii Tecnik 2022 - the modern twist on batik

If you can compare the Shibori technique to anything, it would be batik. The tying technique used is very similar for both. Incidentally, this is also one of the reasons why the Japanese Shibori dyeing technique has become so popular. It sure aroused nostalgia for the old days in many people.

There were years when batik was super popular and practically everything was spiced up with it. The Shibori variant is a bit more complicated. Hence the multiple variations and endless decoration possibilities. As you can see from the video tutorial below, this technique still allows for pressing, tying, pulling and other additional mechanical actions. This makes the effect very special.

Fabric folding techniques before painting

Different techniques and possibilities for the patterns

There are an incredible number of variants of the Shibori technique. With these you can achieve a wide variety of patterns. They usually look very modern because they have a geometric character. With the Shibori dyeing technique, you can spice up your scarves or other garments with circles, triangles, squares and other patterns. For the romantics there are also flowers as variants.

This picture guide is easy to follow

Possible uses for scarves and decorative fabrics

One obvious possibility would be to spice up a scarf. You then only need pieces of fabric made of silk or cotton, which you can use in a modern style or in the style you prefer Execute colors with the desired pattern using the Shibori technique. The background color is usually white. But you could also experiment with other nuances as a base and create something completely unique. Of course you can also refresh tablecloths and other decorative fabrics with this technique!

A slightly more complex technique

Practical ideas with Shibori technique

You can of course wear the scarf that you decorate with the Shibori technique yourself in spring to protect yourself from the wind. With a tablecloth you could surprise your guests at home for Easter or another festive occasion. You might even fall in love with this technique and make several pieces at once, like shawls or scarves. Then you might have several new Shibori artworks that make for great gift ideas.

Work in a place that can get dirty!

Shibori combines tradition and modernity

The Shibori pattern as a trend

Our pictures show you a variety of ideas for the modern use of Shibori patterns. There are T-shirts, various sports and everyday dresses with Shibori patterns. Among other things, there are even carpets of this type. Of course, these are difficult to carry out as DIY projects at home. However, if you buy one, then you are right on trend.

Ideas for different patterns and colors

You will need these materials!

Before you check out the instructions below, here are the essential supplies you will need for this technique:

• Cloth suitable for a scarf, preferably silk or cotton;
• A plastic tube to attach the scarf to;
• Cotton or string wire;
• The fabric colors you want;
• Scissors;
• Tape or clips.

Now take a look at the three video tutorials that we have selected for you! You might soon be a true Shobori expert!

There are many T-shirts in Shibori technique

Fabric painted using the Shibori technique could freshen up the bedroom

Shibori in the kitchen? Why not?

Wall design with Shibori



If you paint several scarves, you can also give some as gifts!


Some models are quite subtle and others very intensely colored

The variety of patterns can be so varied!

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