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Arashi Explored

I really got excited about arashi shibori and made a bunch of scarves with this technique.  Arashi means storm in Japanese and is made by wrapping the fabric around a pole before dyeing it. I want to try several different ways to make patterns with it.


This one was made with random pleats and no string at all!


Some with by putting the scarf on the pole horizontally.  They’re still so different because it’s such a versatile technique.


image7(7)Accordion folded and wrapped on a diagonal.

image6(11)No string on these either but I put a rubber band at each end to hold it in place.


I couldn’t possible pick a favorite.  I had so much fun making them all and they are all so beautiful.


This is my favorite kind of mess to be left with.

6 thoughts on “Arashi Explored

  1. Wow, I’d never heard of this. Very pretty! The diagonal one is my favourite, I’m a sucker for geometry 😀

  2. Those scarves look beautiful. I love how each one has a different patterning. Looks like it was a fun project.

  3. Pretty! This looks like a messy project. Do you think I could make this kind of thing without ample outdoor space?

    1. You could dye indoors but you would need very good ventilation. Indigo is very stinky. You could do dye inside using fiber reactive dyes. I also happen to enjoy making messes so don’t let my messy yard influence your decision. 🙂

  4. I love the randomness of the patterns. I can only imagine how much fun it is to open them up and see what wonders you have created!

    1. Thanks. It’s like Christmas every dye day. I read this quote in a book: “There is an absolutely right way to do shibori and there is absolutely no wrong way”. I’m paraphrasing but I find that very inspiring.

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