Shibori on the Clothesline

Today I was motivated to do some shibori dying. I just adore seeing a full clothesline too.


I’m just so in love with this process, it involves folding/wrapping/clamping/tying as a way of creating a resist, then when dipped in indigo dye the results are magic. There really is no wrong way to do this. Opening each piece is so exciting!

I dyed 12 cloth napkins and 12 dishtowels along with two linen dresses that have been hanging around unworn, because who wears white? I know I don’t.

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The dish towels are made of thin flour sack cotton fabric, perfect for around the kitchen but I have plans to sew them together into a beach cover up.  (I’ll post pics of that later)

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Each one of these pieces is unique and could never be ‘exactly’ repeatable, that’s exactly what I love about shibori…it’s wabi-sabi. The perfect in the imperfect.

I’ll be hosting a dying workshop at the farm on July 2nd at 10am-2pm if you would like to learn how to dye in this traditional Japanese way. We will focus on flat cloth (napkins/towels etc) in this workshop as dying clothing be somewhat complex.

Let me know if you’re interested!




This Week In Pictures

This week was full of back-to-school excitement and the slanting light of late summer. Soon there will be a chill in the air and I’ll be able to wear a sweater and socks. My favorite time of year.




An all local dinner (veggies from our garden), beef from up the hill. Yum!


Baby new potatoes with lots of butter, herbs and parmesan cheese. Also yum!

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The smallest frog, an expert at camouflage.

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Keeping cool in the summer heat. Maybe sometime I’ll try resting my belly on the cool tiles.

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I couldn’t help myself, I dyed some scarves.

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Mysterious pancakes emblazoned with Oak Trees.

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Ended the week with a visit from a dear friend and a sun ray.

Linen Shibori Scarves – now for sale!

Well all, I just couldn’t help myself. I love the process of shibori dyeing so much that I just had to make some scarves!

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These scarves are a blend of linen and rayon with a beautiful drape. The indigo blue color is traditionally used to dye blue jeans and I haven’t met a skin tone that it doesn’t look radiant on.

If you’d like to have one of your own you can find them in my shop on etsy.

Here’s a link to my etsy shop.



All my best to you!