- We used a Cotton/Lycra Swim Suit, but Shibori can be done on any natural fiber fabric, scarves or clothing that will fit onto a pole and into a dye bath
- Procion Fiber Reactive Dye (#PR)
- Soda Ash Fixer (#FIX)
- 4 Foam brushes (#FOAM)
- Color Mixing Cups (#CMC)
- Shibori pipe (PVC pipe: diameter of about 6", about 3-4' tall)
- Unwaxed dental floss
Let's get started!
1. Dissolve about 1/4 cup soda ash in about 1 qt. of hot water. Presoak bathing suit in this solution for about 5 minutes.
2. Wring and hang dry.
3. Arrange bathing suit over shibori pole (like the pole is wearing the suit).
11. Untie or cut floss, sliding suit off the pole and rinse in cool running water until water runs almost clear.