Sunday, June 14, 2015

Shibori trend: flour sack hand towels

Happy weekend! Hope you are all relaxing and are enjoying some summer sun! My apologies in advance for the pics, my guests showed up earlier than I expected, and didn't get these ironed, but I still wanted to show  how gorgeous the color and the patterns came out!

This week, I seriously fell in love with Shibori. I have been obsessively searching Pinterest and other blogs, to learn more fun patterns to create. 

Surprisingly, this DIY turned out easier than I expected. 

I found these two patterns, the one on the Left is 'Rosette' and the one on the right was created with an accordion fold.

For this project, I purchased Flour sack towels at Walmart, and RIT dye in Royal Blue.

For the rosette, it's as simple as winding the towel in a rosette shape, and then binding it with two rubber bands, creating a cross, one over the other.

For the accordion pattern, you begin by folding the towel lengthwise accordion style, and then folding itself back and forth on top of itself. Then binding it  lengthwise with as many rubber bands as you like.

Prepare the dye, and I used an old tupperware container, to submerge the binded towel. Once the desired amount of dye saturation is acheived, I just made sure the outside was completely covered, remove towel from dye. 
After I brought the towel out of the dye, I wrapped it in plastic wrap, and let it sit out to dry for 6-8 hours.
Remove the rubber bands, and unfold to view your beautiful one of a kind creation! Completely rinse, and lay out flat to dry!

For the instructions I followed and more techniques to check out this page!

You can buy a (affiliate link) Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit (Mini) for around $10, that comes complete with enough dye to dye 15 natural-fiber shirts or 15 yards of fabric, 1 pair of gloves, 2 stir sticks, rubber bands, and instruction booklet.

The girls and I had so much fun making these, that we are going to do some tank tops, and I'm thinking of a silk scarf as a hostess gift for my sister in law.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Until next time!

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  1. Hi Christine,

    Aren't you talented? And, of course, I like the color! Thanks for linking in today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. Well done. Many years ago, we had Ritz dye I think and my mother used it often.

  3. How gorgeous!! I love these and love the fact that I can probably do this without messing it up! :-) Hugs!!

  4. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on Pinterest~ We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  5. Hey, found this through Merry Monday. I love shibori works and the color and the organic feel. only never dare to try it on my own. How messy is this work in reality? That is the concern that is holding me back.

  6. Oh I love this Christine, I have pinned some posts on how to do this but never tried it myself.. I am very keen to try it as I love how this has turned out, thank you for sharing and co-hosting this week OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  7. Fantastic post! It's great co hosting with you this week at the OMHG WW! Have a wonderful week!!

  8. I think its great that tie dye has made it back around for popularity, it is really a neat art!!

    Thanks for Co-Hosting with us this month Christine on Oh My Heartsie Girls, its so fun to work with someone long enough to get to know them well.

    Have a great week!

  9. Great idea! Thanks for sharing & co-hosting WW this week. See you next week.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

  10. Such a great idea and looks like a lot of fun as well. It's ok if you didn't get them ironed, they look great. It's great to co-host with you this week at OMHG WW.

  11. What a pretty color they turned out to be!

    Crafty Journal

  12. Those are adorable! I've been wanting to decorate towels, so thanks for letting me know where to find them, and of course, thanks for sharing these pretty towels at Snickerdoodle! :)

  13. These came out fantastically. I'd love it if you'd enter these in our SHARE IT linky party at

  14. Wow that was really simple and such a beautiful result! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  15. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

  16. Hi Christine, wow what a nice project to make and the towels look so pretty! Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party!

  17. This is great! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  18. Christine! These towels are terrific. I pinned you because I sure want to be able refind this later (and think my 34,500+ Pnterest followers will want to find you also) Thank you so much for linking up at SHARE IT, at last week. A new party will open tomorrow and I sure hope to seeing you there again!

  19. Fun design! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!