This Easter try Lynne Caldwell’s simple and charming adaptation of the Japanese dyeing technique known as shibori. This time-honored craft of resist dyeing has gained popularity through the decades, most notably during the vibrant 1960s, and became commonly known as “tie dye”. Shibori is also making a big comeback this spring on the runway as the top designers are resurrecting the craft.
This project is very easy and requires minimal tools and materials. If you like these shibori eggs, you may enjoy other projects in The Artful Egg. enjoy!
Free Project: Shibori Eggs
A brief history of how shibori became tie dye after the jump…
Shibori or tie dye? This image was taken from a flickr page containing a brief history of how the counter culture of the 1960s adopted the shibori technique and forever solidified the association of the Japanese craft to the hippie movement.