Nui Shibori


Shibori, comes from the verb root "shiboru" – which means "to wring, squeeze or press". Shibori is a Japanese manual dyeing technique, which produces several different patterns on fabric.

Commonly people translate the Japanese word shibori as "tie-dye"; But more accurately we can say it is "shaped resist dyeing."

Shibori roots can be traced back to the 8th century in Japan. Shibori encompasses quite several different resist-dyeing techniques. Among them, one of the techniques is known as Nui Shibori, also known as Mokume Shibori

Nui Shibori is an intricate method that uses stitching to create precise cinched patterns in the fabric. when stitches are pulled tightly, create a resistance preventing the dye from penetrating the cloth.  The stitching is removed after dyeing which makes beautiful linear patterns