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#3 SHIBORI The great wave off Kanagawa

In the previous article #2, Boushi shibori, Saka-boushi shibori, etc. was explained mainly with videos.

In this article #3, the process of dyeing the part of the ship floating in the waves is explained.


Carefully discuss even before dyeing the fabric and check the color many times.

This time, ship parts are dyed in yellow.


The fabric is dyed with perfectly mixed dye. This time, the fabric has a wide area to resist dyeing, so it will float on the surface of the dye. To dye the fabric evenly, two people work together. Since the fabric is dyed with a dye of 70 degrees centigrade, it is very very hot even if you wear thick rubber gloves. During dyeing, cool the heat of the rubber gloves in the vat with cold water prepared on the side. Quick movement is required.

The fabric is dyed over and over again and gradually approach the color to the color sample.

In this video, you can see the color of the fabric gradually becomes darker.

It is the craftsman's pride to make the color of the fabric as close as possible to the color of the color sample. Dye and check the color many times until the fabric is dyed to a satisfactory color.


After dyeing, the fabric is rinsed with water, dehydrated, and dried in a drying room, and the dyeing process is completed for the time being.


Dyeing only a small part of the fabric, but it is actually a very difficult task.

Next article #4, you can see how this dyed fabric is untied.

To be continued


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