Freeform Shibori Pillows, by Victor


Regular price $140

Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white.

The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press." I’ve developed a Freeform Shibori technique that is a messy business with spectacular results, that can pull out the full depth of the indigo, look like the Milky Way, or a topographical map of the mountains. Different dyes produce different depths. It's a bit controlled anarchy of fabric, dye, bleach, and the elements. (More on this another day.)

Two standout sections of fabric from my last Freeform Shibori session resemble the subtlety and finesse of the shimmer on the open water and are now captured in these three 1/1 pillows.