Fiber & Fabric Crafts

Shibori Dyeing Technique

Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique of manually binding, stitching, folding, or clamping the fabric to produce desired patterns. The final result is a variety of beautiful patterns on fabric. It consists of many techniques for dyeing fabrics cheaply in different patterns. Different Shibori techniques Nui Shibori Nui Shibori involves stitching. A simple running …

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Make easy Woven Bead Pendant

Imagine wearing pendants according to your mood every day in different designs. You can make these yourself in no time with seed beads and a hand sewing needle and thread How to make a bead pendant by weaving seed beads with needle and thread Mark your design on graph paper Using sketch pens (or pencil) …

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Different types of Textile Dyeing

Dyeing process refers to the interaction between dye and fibers, resulting in the transfer of dye into the fibers (through absorption, diffusion, precipitation).  Most of the dyeing processes are meant to transfer color onto the fabric surface in an even manner. There are many ways to dye fabric depending on the dye used, the fabric …

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Indigo Dyeing

The color indigo is part and parcel of our lives – as much as jeans are. Think of denim and what comes first to our mind is the beautiful indigo shade of the fabric. The indigo color that you see on denim fabric (warp thread of denim fabric is dyed to indigo color) is a …

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Best Cords to use for Macrame

Isn’t it wonderful when you do not need anything but some cord to make beautiful crafts that will wow anyone who comes across them? Macrame is one such art form. You need very few tools to start your macrame project – or should I say, you need just Cord? What cords should NOT be used …

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How to make a Fabric Wreath

Fabric Wreaths are usually used as a seasonal home accent piece (for Christmas, Halloween etc), but that does not mean you need an occasion to make it. Wreaths make a charming centerpiece for a country-style decor.  If you have some fabric scraps and a wreath base, you can easily make one yourself. It is a …

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Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo (組紐) is the Japanese craft of making plaited cords /braids. If you look up the word ‘Kumihimo’ in dictionary, it says ‘braided cord’. I have read elsewhere that it means “gathering of threads”. It is the ancient japanese art of gathering different threads to make beautiful interlaced round cords/flat braids. Kumihimo – History Braids …

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