Japan Day 3:2 Arimatsu Tie Dying

….and so to Arimatsu and Mr. Hiroshi Murase’s Tie Dying workshop.

Sitting at our desks Mr Murase gave us a little talk about the history of Shibori, with Yuka translating for us. Shibori is a type of tie-dying that this area of Japan is particularly famous for.

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Our little kits were laid out for us and we were shown how to fold the strip of cotton fabric

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making a triangular concertinaa4

before placing it between the two boards.

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Mr. Murase checked each one to see it was accurately folded

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before we added the elastic bands.

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Then we walked a few doors down the street to his shop …
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where the dye baths were set up in the doorway.

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We were given a demonstration of how to dip the corners or edges of our triangle into the dye baths to create different patterns.

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Blue on the left, red on the right.

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There was a chart to show the different patterns possible.

We then rinsed the fabric twice in buckets of water before hanging the cotton out to dry.DSC_0125

Whilst they were drying we had a chance to wander round the village……….

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15 responses to “Japan Day 3:2 Arimatsu Tie Dying

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  3. Most beautiful tie dye I’ve seen ever. Such rich colours.

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  4. Well they all look amazing! What fun.

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    • It was fun, I wish we could have stayed longer and tried different combinations. Quite simple to set up at home though – although I’m not sure I will ever get to prioritise it.

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  5. This looks like a lot of fun and is much more sophisticated than the elastic bands we used to use at school all those years ago!

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    • Oh yes! I remember those. It was fun to see the patterns that were created, I wish we could have experimented a bit more at the time, but I suppose it should be reasonably easy to recreate at home.

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  6. Surprised how neat the patterns are. So which is yours?

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