kimono, 1935-1950, detail, This kanoko shibori is what is commonly thought of in the West as tie-dye. It involves binding certain sections of the cloth to achieve the desired pattern. Traditional shibori requires the use of thread for binding.
Japanese Shibori Fabric: Flowers This indigo-dyed shibori cotton fabric is hand-stitched and dyed in Japan. This type of stitched resist, nui shibori, is achieved by first drawing the outline of the pattern on the cloth, hand-stitching with needle and thread following the outline, pulling the thread tightly to create a resist for the pattern, and then dipping the cloth into the indigo dye vat. ||ClothRoads