Hand dyed napkins using all natural dyes and the shibori technique.
Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, press.” Although shibori is used to designate a particular group of resist-dyed textiles, the verb root of the word emphasizes the action performed on cloth, the process of manipulating fabric. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional surface, with shibori it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Cloth shaped by these methods is secured in a number of ways, such as binding and knotting. It is the pliancy of a textile and its potential for creating a multitude of shape-resisted designs that the Japanese concept of shibori recognizes and explores. The shibori family of techniques includes numerous resist processes practiced throughout the world.
Upcycled Cotton Napkins, 15.5″ x 15.5″
Machine wash – cool, on gentle cycle with mild soap and like colors. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. Keep out of direct sun.
Note: Due to the differences in computer and phone screens, colors may be slightly different in real life. I do my best to represent the true color of the product.
This item is handmade and may contain slight imperfections. This doesn’t affect the overall integrity of the item and adds to its handmade charm. I do my best to source the highest quality materials, but due to the nature of upcycled and reclaimed materials, some imperfections might occur in the fabric. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much for your support!